RedFootballs wrote: ↑Fri Oct 15, 2021 11:56 pm
Hasenhuttl (Southampton boss) On Broja : From the beginning, against Sheffield United, he didn’t play well & for Albania he’s always coming from the bench. I think he’s a very good sub. I don’t know if he is immediately ready for 90 minutes from the beginning.
There must be something more to it. Maybe he is a difficult player to coach?
We can say Reja is dumb all we want but his club coach is saying the exact same thing (Didn't play well when he was started e.g San Marino and England the first time, and is better as a sub)
Che Adams is injured (first-choice forward) and that's his reaction when asked about Broja.. Confusing.
For Albania it's unacceptable because even if it's true that he might be a better sub than starter it's still irrelevant because the strikers who start in his place are horrific as starters AND as subs. So starting a Manaj for example would hurt the team 10x more than starting Broja. If we had a striker close to Broja's level then fair enough but it's not even close at this point. What Reja is doing is the equivalent of Norway benching Haaland only to sub him in late. It's insanity.
For Southampton I can't judge because they probably do have high level professionals who can start in his place so they have more resources to use him as a super sub(unlike Albania). But even for Southampton the coach's reasoning is a bit unfair because he's judging on a very tiny sample size. He says that he was shit in one game as a starter but he's not always great as a sub either.