nothing short of inspiring for les verts, always produces on the ball, whether its a deft dribble or pass, or a dazzling/incisive run... and only one page of thoughts and comments
I suggest the following:
Attack @ 78
- always poses a danger on the ball with his direct runs and passes into the pk box. St.Ettiene's equalizing goal vs Caen for example. When he came on for France vs Ukraine. Directs his speed and pace well often causing the defence to second guess themselves.
Acc @ 87
and TS @ 85
with DS @ 84
LPA @ 79
, LPS @ 82
and curling @ 84
, his set piece delivery is among the best in ligue 1 at the moment, so deadly, delivered with searing pace although not well targeted. Most impressive is the amount of curl Payet exudes on pass. Also he shows impressive dip at the right moments as the ball nears its target.
FKA @ 81
, his inch perfect free-kick vs Lyon is testament enough
generally though, his freekicks have shown good accuracy, enough to worry any caliber of keeper. I think you can mostly attirbute it to SP and curling/dip, but accuracy is certainly above average.
Aggression @ 84
, does more running on the ball than off it, and he looks to collect the ball from deep, nonetheless I think this value is warranted. He's constantly attacking the area, looking to attack the goal
ST @ 78
, not yet sure about SA but keeps his shots down well enough, striking cleanly and with conviction. According to his team mates he's improved considerably in this area.
Mentality @ 77
, i think he's more of a team player this season, giving his utmost, as if competitng with Matuindi for the vice captaincy. Versus Caen he lead the way, looking to initiate and spark a resurgence.