Against Iceland even the English Prem commentators were praising Gjasula saying he was controlling the game and plays great passes with both feet. Since he started getting capped like 2 years ago or so he's been quality. He might have played at a low level most his career (not anymore) but those games also add up in experience, he has nearly 400 games played in his career.CanaYouDoIt wrote: ↑Sat Jun 11, 2022 12:09 pmGjasula very much is a liability , he isn't good enough on the ball to be that bad defensively. And Gjasula has played 3rd/4th/5th his career not 2nd.RedFootballs wrote: ↑Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:59 amAsllani gets a pass because he was top against Georgia and he is very young and new to the NT. I'm sure he will prove to be a great midfielder for us in the future and yes he is better than Gjasula. But Gjasula is not a 'liability' either and has been very good for us over the last year or two, however it is not recognised because he played in a second division most his career (btw, so did Balliu).CanaYouDoIt wrote: ↑Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:38 am
Watch the game with your eyes and tell me Gjasula is better than them.
Because look at the context of the game. And if you want , look at how many passes Gjasula made when he came on. All we did was play long balls all evening, I don’t wanna watch it back but I could easily find so many times where Asllani was coming short for the ball and they’d just hoof it long
Bajrami, however, something is not working. I don't think he has played a good game for us yet. It could be a question of the tactics but Abrashi in the same position has been arguably MOTM in both games now.
For Bajrami, like I've repeated 100times till my head explodes is the position, he isn't a CM. He is a 10 , a low touch player who will try to get things done on it, not dominate the tempo. And when he was on the ball he made things happen, for example that long run where he gave it to Broja for our only chance of the half really. Abrashi is a CM and is a little warrior we all should love.
Bajrami is a talented player but at this international level for us he won't find the space he does with his team, we build much lower quality attacking patterns and I don't think we can afford to accommodate a low work rate 10 unless they are really bringing in goals and assists. He has to be more involved in the game in general and more as a CM.