Kosova National Team [General topic]

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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:03 pm

Princ wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:43 pm Zhegrova is a talent!

Rashica peaked early in his career, but has fallen off dramatically. I am not sure that he deserves to start over Bytyci or Zeneli.

Who would you guys prefer at the moment, Rashica or Uzuni?
Rashica and its not close
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:03 pm

Rashica is a better dribbler but their end product is about the same.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:04 pm

Zhegrova is a talent but lazy, he's 23 , same age as Vrioni who many have written off
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:05 pm

Dallku wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:03 pm Rashica is a better dribbler but their end product is about the same.
Rashica outperforms xG indicating he's actually a good finisher.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:08 pm

CanaYouDoIt wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:05 pm
Rashica outperforms xG indicating he's actually a good finisher.
This past season:

Rashica - 3 goal contributions in 31 EPL games.

Uzuni - 2 goal contributions in 15 La Liga games.

If you watched Rashica enough you know how many easy chances and passes he fcks up. Same with Uzuni. They both have terrible end product.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:13 pm

Dallku wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:08 pm
CanaYouDoIt wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:05 pm
Rashica outperforms xG indicating he's actually a good finisher.
This past season:

Rashica - 3 goal contributions in 31 EPL games.

Uzuni - 2 goal contributions in 15 La Liga games.

If you watched Rashica enough you know how many easy chances and passes he fcks up. Same with Uzuni. They both have terrible end product.
Yes he had a down year in terms of total numbers but career wise he outperforms xG, which is the measure of finishing ability. He's better than Uzuni, it shouldn't be a debate
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:30 pm

CanaYouDoIt wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:05 pm
Dallku wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:03 pm Rashica is a better dribbler but their end product is about the same.
Rashica outperforms xG indicating he's actually a good finisher.
Finishing better but not necessarily movement and attacking IQ.

Outperforming your xG is good but if its very low in the first place it can indicate you are a poor goalscorer over time.

To have a good end product you need to be involved in a lot of actions to start with, which requires good movement, IQ and tools to escape your marker.
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Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:56 pm

RedFootballs wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:30 pm
CanaYouDoIt wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:05 pm
Dallku wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 8:03 pm Rashica is a better dribbler but their end product is about the same.
Rashica outperforms xG indicating he's actually a good finisher.
Finishing better but not necessarily movement and attacking IQ.

Outperforming your xG is good but if its very low in the first place it can indicate you are a poor goalscorer over time.

To have a good end product you need to be involved in a lot of actions to start with, which requires good movement, IQ and tools to escape your marker.
Part of it , but another key part is context. He played for Norwich and before that a relegation team in Bremen. You'll know how bad Norwich were and how unorganised they are. Its not just him. We know in a good team he can get goals, we saw that before Bremen turned bad.

If he stays at Norwich, I'm sure we'll see those numbers shoot back up
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:55 pm

MURIQIIIIII Goal n.19 , think that overtakes Bogdani now
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Thu Jun 09, 2022 9:01 pm

CanaYouDoIt wrote: Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:55 pm MURIQIIIIII Goal n.19 , think that overtakes Bogdani now
In quantity, but not in quality.

Muriqi has never scored an open play goal against an opponent ranked in top 40. He’s not Bogdani, but still very good player.
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