MaxPower wrote:Actually he needs to be evaluated in terms of RES and MEN.
He doesn't really need green values for RES really (73 seems fair enough).
Same applies for MEN (not further 74).
I agree with you, after about 10 matches I now saw of him for Gladbach I have to say I am a bit disappointed of his psyche, mentally he often seems to be distracted or coltish yet I cannot accuse him of burying his head in the sand when facing disadvantages. Defensively he makes many mistakes and sometimes seems too lazy to do defensive work at all. But what really makes me angry is that he loses so fucking many balls because of mostly 2 reasons, A) he overestimates himself (or underestimates his enemies, don't know what's worse
) trying to out-dribble an opponent or B) he's distracted from I-don't-know-what and just lets himself getting dispossessed or playing a careless pass resulting in a counter attack for the other team.
It really is a shame since he's got so much talent and could be a very good playmaker. He is, in fact, able to play quality passes but his head isn't in the game too often.
I see some changes for him, suggestions are welcome but first of all I think RES 73 like MaxPower proposed and a much lower MENT like 72-74 are necessary. Sure he still has to acclimate himself to the Bundesliga so we shouldn't make too much changes but I feel these two are essential for Xhaka.