Fixer wrote:... he could be like PSD's Classic Futre really (set wise) but I see a lack of concentration in everything he does that basically makes him look worse. One of Carrasco's biggest problems is how he usually just takes 1 second too long...usually you'd say that's bad form or something, but I have seen him like that since the very first day. Somehow, even when he's on form, scoring, assisting and being a threat he still looks like he's not quick minded enough. Too bad because he won't last long like this, I don't want Carrasco to become the new Cerci.
I really perked up in attention when i read this comparison, because i've been trying to watch alot of paolo Futre for the last two years. i can't understate just how phenomenally talented i think Futre is, i think he's the greatest dribbler in portugal's history, and had already showed
, not just hypothetically having a theoretical talent level, but showed
a technical level that indicated he was as gifted if not more gifted than even one of the best wingers of all time in Arjen Robben.
I have a notepad with example's of Futre that i've been compiling for a while, but i've not been able to be satisfied enough in how much i've watch as to say anything making any solid suggestions.
when i first noticed Carrasco, i was really impressed with how smooth he was on the ball, and much speed he could carry and use that speed on the ball with his smoothness to really be dangerous when dribbling forward. i think i actually gave him the inital bump to 89 DS? But while i was very impressed by Carrasco in alot of areas, i didn't think he was approaching that Futre level of greatness? i actually haven't been too surprised by how he is a bit less successful now, because i think he is technically skilled and has alot of speed, but is not really complete like you say, not a great decision maker, a bit too one-dimensional, though very gifted in that dimension of attacking.
I have to add that i haven't watched alot of Carrasco since when he broke out, but has he improved that much, or has he shown that much more than his break through season? The last i saw of him was a few monthes ago and i didn't think he had progressed that much honestly. I really liked Carrasco and i think he's a great winger, but the Futre comparison really surprised me. i'm really interested in what ways you think Carrasco compares closely to Futre, or what kinds of qualities he could reach a higher level where you think he could be Futre like.
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