johnny crossan wrote:
bigblue wrote:Apparently we're in for 22 year old Rodri from Athletico Madrid. Anyone seen him play or have more info that you can't get from watching a youtube?
What more is there to know?
One thing of not is he's not as short as our other 6s and 8s whilst strong in the air (he's 6'3"), which I can see helping us on corners where we've struggled this season.
While Dinho is good with his head, he's not really that tall.
but what I mostly read is some want to compare him to Busquets.
Here's an article from Rik Sharma (La Liga writer for Goal) a few weeks ago:https://www.goal.com/en/news/who-is-man ... ksdqw9sizz
“He’s a very high-level player, with huge quality,” said Albert Celades, the former Spain Under-21s coach.
“Beyond his physicality, he’s really good in the defensive phase and in individual battles, tactically too, he is very good.”
“Above all, what stands out is that he has the ability to play quickly with both feet, perfect for bringing the ball out when under pressure,” continued Celades.
“Things which are difficult, he makes look simple. In the same way as Busquets, he has the intuition to position himself well, to know where to go, where the game is going to go for him to steal the ball back.”
Rodri is not shy of a tackle, but he is not a midfield destroyer. Like Busquets, he prevails with brain more often than brawn.