Adrien Rabiot (12 Viewers)

Akshen

Senior Member
Aug 27, 2010
3,901
When joined here he clearly stated that he wants to play that LCM positiin in three man mid, of course added bullshit that he is available every where else, but he said it for a reason - he wants to play there.
 

JuelzSantana

Junior Member
Sep 28, 2017
348
I watched a lot of games and saw him in front of the defense and he looked better in that role than he ever has here with us.
He played there occasionally for PSG and looked good.

The problem with Rabiot now is the guy refuses to pass more than 5m. And if he sees a player all alone on the wing , he'll put his head down and run 35m with the ball to give a 5m pass instead of what should be an easy long ball at this level. By then the opponent have already covered the space.

I don't know if it's a mental thing or something but at this point it's become ridiculous. .
 

rainhard

Mood Aerator
May 5, 2004
3,146
Casemiro probably felt like a nobody at Real and had the urge to prove and continues to do so.
Rabiot thinks he's already somebody at Juve and feels others need to prove why they should start alongside him.
I talking about the moment he decide to become a defensive midfielder back in his Brazil days
He have a tryout for club selection, he is actually a striker. But because most of the trialist want to be a striker, he instead choose to be a defensive midfielder where not much trialist interested in that position. So he have a better chance to be selected. And now he is one of the best defensive midfielder in the world just because that simple choice

source
 

Mokku

Senior Member
Apr 17, 2019
1,345
Rabiot has come from a solid PSG team, is currently surrounded by world-class players with France yet there has never been any improvement. He should be a standout player in our mediocre midfield but he isn't. Nobody can even give an area he excels in: doesn't help close out games, doesn't assist, doesn't score, doesn't get in the box, doesn't cover the defence so I'm struggling to find a use for the guy.
 

X Æ A-12

Senior Member
Contributor
Sep 4, 2006
79,774
Rabiot has come from a solid PSG team, is currently surrounded by world-class players with France yet there has never been any improvement. He should be a standout player in our mediocre midfield but he isn't. Nobody can even give an area he excels in: doesn't help close out games, doesn't assist, doesn't score, doesn't get in the box, doesn't cover the defence so I'm struggling to find a use for the guy.
He has great hair
 

pavluska

Senior Member
Apr 25, 2013
7,273
Rabiot did well March onwards last season, gets called up for France, far from il top player starter level for ideal top midfield but showed he might be useful. But was never gonna play well in this game.

Had just returned from injury, not 100% match fit, and it takes bigger players even longer to get back to 100%.

I can buy Locatelli being benched after just arriving and not being fully match fit himself, but this decision was as terribad as certain interwebs fan faction's Rabiot and general every player is now worth 0m kneejerking based on last game. The latter was just more predictable.
 

cimenk

Senior Member
Jul 23, 2008
2,273
He played regista at PSG?

Found this
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He played as no. 6 for Emery
But after with Tuchel, Tuchel prefer Marquinhos or even Veratti as CDM. Or Rabiot and Veratti as double pivot.

Talking about Regista, what Locatelli's role in Sassuolo before. Was it not as no. 6 (regista)? He mostly played as double pivot with Maxime Lopez, right? So Maxime Lopez is the number 6 - regista (Veratti's role)?
 

DanielSz

Senior Member
Sep 6, 2014
6,768
He played as no. 6 for Emery
But after with Tuchel, Tuchel prefer Marquinhos or even Veratti as CDM. Or Rabiot and Veratti as double pivot.

Talking about Regista, what Locatelli's role in Sassuolo before. Was it not as no. 6 (regista)? He mostly played as double pivot with Maxime Lopez, right? So Maxime Lopez is the number 6 - regista (Veratti's role)?
Yeah he was mainly a deep lying playmaker at Sassuolo. Seems like Allegri wants him in the Pogba role though. Makes me wonder why they didn’t get another DM if so. Maybe Arthur can do it. Danilo hasn’t been that bad relatively speaking. He could probably grow into it. Still, underwhelming options.
 

Bjerknes

"Top Economist"
Mar 16, 2004
105,447
He played regista at PSG?

Found this
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Yes, he played a lot for PSG as the holding DM in a midfield three and did fine. When I was watching him in the stadium twice he did very well. I don’t know how many times we can beat a dead horse here. If this guy thinks he’s Hagi or something he just needs to be sold.
 

cimenk

Senior Member
Jul 23, 2008
2,273
Yeah he was mainly a deep lying playmaker at Sassuolo. Seems like Allegri wants him in the Pogba role though. Makes me wonder why they didn’t get another DM if so. Maybe Arthur can do it. Danilo hasn’t been that bad relatively speaking. He could probably grow into it. Still, underwhelming options.
It think it could be work with Arthur.
Arthur in Veratti's role so Locatelli and Rabiot/McKennie can help both ways defends and attack.
 

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