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Rodrigo Bentancur

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by Jordinho, 31 Jan 2022.

  1. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    SpurMeUp Andy Thompson

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    Carrick was more of a long ball maestro, a quarterback able to spray the ball around, but totally get your point, finally we have a passer in the middle!
     
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    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    I get the point but it’s not a good meme (as someone who has re- watched the Spider-Man trilogy recently) Peter Parker post spider - bite doesn’t need glasses to see Bentancur’s quality, he is 20/20 reborn, t’s the rest of the team that needs improving , much like Moussa’s time at the.club if we’re wanting to find real success. However, Rodrigo is a surprisingly positive acquisition (Like Kulu, but it’s pretty evident by now)
     
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  4. Lilbaz

    Lilbaz Edgar Davids

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    Bentancur can ping. But it's also the interceptions rather than heavy tackling. Dictating the tempo. Link defence to attack.
     
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    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Most places that report "touches" are not reporting actual touches of the ball, but "involvements", number of times the player is on the ball (not sure if tackles and blocks count, but would think so).

    Receiving the ball, taking three touches to pass it on counts as one touch, one pass.

    He's certainly well capable of playing quickly, for me seems to make good decisions on when to do that and when to hold on to the ball.
     
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    Diamond Lights Steve Hodge

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    He's not Harry Winks. Which is massive.
     
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    lurker of old Anthony Gardner

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    Someone has posted a 3.5 minute Youtube of Bentancur ("Tottenham Clips"), with snippets from 4 or 5 games including Wolves, United, Everton, Brighton. The guy is an absolute monster of the penetrating forward ball. He's like an all action version of Carrick, you have to worry that injury will strike but he looks to me to be our best midfielder since Modric. OK, cynics would say there hasn't been much competition, and it is very early days but if he can carry on like this, we have the prospect of a really good team again. Bring on Newcastle.
     
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    Yiddo Johnny Morrison

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    This one?
     
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    FolkestoneSpur Bobby Mimms

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    You mentioned injury while he's on international duty! We're doomed and it'll be all your fault.
     
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    FolkestoneSpur Bobby Mimms

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    He's mustard, so easy on the eye really is the sort of player I could watch all day.
     
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    Pirate55 The Last Man Standing 17/18

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    Brilliant. Thanks for posting. Looks real top quality. Surprising how quickly he has adapted to the PL.
     
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    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Carrick is an interesting comparison.

    Think Carrick had better long range passing. He was also excellent in his defensive positioning and reading of the game, nor sure we've seen enough of Bentancur yet to make a real comparison.

    But there are also areas where Bentancur is quite clearly better than Carrick. Better direct ball winner, more mobility, better dribbler I think.

    To me he looks like a real gem of a player. Very few weaknesses, so many strong attributes. Very experienced for his age too, with what seems like a good attitude.
     
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    metalgear Jack Jull

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    Bentancur is more Modric than Carrick to me. Both footed, passes with the inside and outside of the boot, and directs play with the a pass, not just to feet but the right side for a player to turn and progress.

    Sent from my SM-T865 using Fapatalk
     
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    FatBloke Pascal Chimbonda

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    AdamB Erik Thorstvedt

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    Very classy player. Great composure, only goes to ground when absolutely necessary but breaks up play well
     
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    FolkestoneSpur Bobby Mimms

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    Better than Dembele? Massive call that and, as much as I like Bentancur, he has a long way to go to reach that level.

    I know the "end product" line will probably be thrown out but what Dembele brought to the was central to making Poch's team work. He had such unique ability.
     
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    FatBloke Pascal Chimbonda

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    Wow. Bentancur's 13.1km is almost up to peak Eriksen levels -- I seem to remember our Dane hitting 13.6km at one point.

    Kulusevski managing 13.0km might be even more impressive, considering that he's not a central midfielder.
     

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