Suji wrote:Deserves at least 87 TEC for me. Every time I see him getting on the end of a long ball , he always seems to execute the perfect chest control. He traps the ball really well , even on difficult occasions.
That's a good point, his touch is better than Sarabia's and he often makes unconventional traps on the move. Imo he isn't seamless enough in his transition from control to resuming his movement like Ben Yedder for example to warrant higher than 87, i think 86-87 is an accurate rating. Plus he isn't that pristine technical trapper, in the sense that he brings down the ball to near perfect halt, to demand it in terms of pure quality. His touch added to other qualities make him kind of a game changing winger in theory. He's energetic, two-footed, a solid passer, great at protecting the ball through the use of feints and he's damn fast. I say in theory because it's difficult to gauge the optimized version of his game as an attacker from the position of Wing-Back that he's been playing for Sevilla.
Playing as WB he mainly hugs the line and it's uncommon to see him stride inwards or appear inside the box. That said he looks natural in the position, beside his great mobility he has the decent supportive ability and range of speed in his short passing to interact well with the game as he roams the left wing. There's also his efficiency as a dribbler so he isn't prone to cost the team possession and leave his side exposed. When he does lose the ball it's usually when he's ventured into more advanced positions and is trying be incisive, he is not one to take on players without good reason though and his ''trickster'' style of dribbling is mainly used to stave off his marker. The only real problem about him as a player with clear defensive duties is his defending. He tries to be attentive, doesn't have any special knack for dispossessing nor is he very responsive, his athleticism helps to a certain extend. The thing about Sevilla this season is they already have a such hole in the midfield, i don't know if they honestly care for his shortcomings a defender
, and the other WB is Navas after all ( he is a tier above Promes in defense, to be fair ). Quincy begun being tried as WB after Escudero's injury early in the season, and though Sergio returned and got play-time the preference atm is clearly to keep Promes starting, seemingly opting for the overall package he possesses in offense. Interestingly enough though, the team isn't interacting with it's wings like they did in the first half of the season when they played a key role in expressing the team's quick counter attacking strategy. That's probably to be expected though, with the game-plan as a whole now playing more to individual freedoms of the players, to the joy of some and the dismay of others. This is largely because the team has many great players that they might not be able to afford to leave out that can't all fit well in the current set up, both in therms of formation and ( former.. )game-plan, especially players like Promes, Banega and Mesa.
This is in large part due to the position he's playing but Promes doesn't have great end product atm, scoring especially. He is not super aggressive so playing a more clear midfielder role doesn't help him raise his tally. He's often aired his shooting attempts when he has stepped into the box, he looks to have a good mind for accuracy but also an apparent weakness to shoot off balance. His passing/crossing is decent, he's short passing is solid especially in range( though any assist i remember has come form his crosses ), he mostly utilities it with the emphasis on power and he's not bad at making sharp cut back passes but his accuracy isn't that great. Now starting the vast majority of his attacking from outside the box, this would have been a good chance to show off his long shooting and his crossing but he really hasn't. Most of his shots i remember, although quite strong, he made from side positions inside the box while his crosses come mainly from the edge of it but unlike Navas' for example i don't generally expect him to promptly rely on his crossing to good results whenever his options have been cut short.
I haven't got the impression he is an 80+ Att from his decision making and the danger he creates overall, he's noticeably behind Sarabia ( i'd say 83 ) for one. There's the matter of his position, he played as a more conventional winger in his first appearances and though i can't recall them well. I happened to had seen him in the two UCL preliminaries vs Paok he played for Spatak this season actually where he played as a clear cut Winger, he was heralded as the team's and the league's big star so i had taken note some of him back then. He moved a lot outside the wing so he can receive the ball and instigate attacks for his team acting as an AM, though Fernando was the main instigator of the team's attack through great distribution and connectivity and he made more of an impression. Media made some fuss about his not delivering in those game because of the fame the preceded him, but maybe that was just rubbing it in. It's difficult to say about his attack with certainty, not ideal at this time but i'd say he's more like a strong 79, just from this current season.
In addition to Tech, i would change the following:
- Spoiler: show
- DP: SM , + WB
TS: 84->90 ( fastest player of the team currently, maybe a tad behind Aleix in final speed but i watch Promes reaching it more often, game time is a factor ofcourse )
Add: Flicking skills, Run Around ( step over and run around are his favorites, does them all the time ) Remove: Mazing Run, Early Cross