KeyserSoze wrote:He looks promising for some moments, but...
Well, his CB partnership with Mina sucks.
Holgate is surely better in the air; the current set doesn't make much justice in that regard. But he also has some serious issues with concentration and positional awareness. And playing alongside Mina is not helping him to improve his performances or, at least, compensate some of Holgate's weaknesses.
Agreed, he’s been greatly improved since the loan spell at West Brom last year where he was rolled out as a SB. He’s got an interesting game overall and has some talent for sure in there. He’s a bit brain dead at times, but plays much better next to Keane who is a smart CB. Mina and him are a disaster waiting to happen sadly. He’s got really decent top speed as noted and a little better acceleration. His jumping has been totally highlighted this season compared to what absolute minimal stuff I saw when he was a SB and is a really solid quality. He’s skinny but does a good job recovering and being able to hold the space of the SB if they go up and are caught out since he can keep pace with most players. His passing accuracy actually can be super damn wasteful and he forces a lot of stuff he shouldn’t. Very comfortable taking the ball and carrying forward a little above these levels and actually a surprisingly nice touch on him. I’ll get into numbers in a later post as I still want to see a few more games to confirm stuff.