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Rodrigo Bentancur

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

  1. afsoc4life

    afsoc4life Mitchell Thomas

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    Calm smooth operator. Buy of the season for me.
     
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    Lilbaz Simon Davies

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    Dunno, romero has been immense as has kulu.
     
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    glasgowspur Les Ferdinand

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    Yeah, kulu for me, he will be the son imho.
    Under appreciated but very important.
     
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  4. Jordinho

    Jordinho John Cameron Staff Member

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    Tbf, he wasn't up against much.
     
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  5. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Definitely agree, but he looked sharp, took control.

    Him and Hojbjerg forming a very good partnership I think.
     
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  6. braineclipse

    braineclipse Gary Stevens

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    Really good to have a conversation about which of three new signings have been the best with arguments being made for all three.
     
  7. DeanoAustin

    DeanoAustin John Lacy

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    Was a bit of a tougher conversation with Ndombele, GLC and Jack Clarke.
     
  8. Dicko

    Dicko Jonathan Woodgate

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    I really love the way he controls/takes his first touch on the turn. As opposed to controlling first and pivoting ala Scottie Parker or just assuming he has no time and playing straight back the way he is facing, like Winks etc.

    I saw a clip recently about how Foden does the same thing and that turning while controlling the ball means he has a split second advantage to then look up and find a forward pass before the opposition can settle and watching Bentancur do it sometimes is amazing to watch
     
  9. MKSpur

    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    None of the above, Sess wins that window by default!
     
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    MKSpur Johnny Morrison

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    Dele used to do this really well higher up the pitch too :(

    I do like Bentancur, he seems to be a rare mix of grace on the ball and steel off it.
     
  11. johnola

    johnola Sergei Rebrov

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    Yeah isn’t it just!
     
  12. spurspinter1

    spurspinter1 Chris Armstrong

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    Your last sentence may very well be the best description of Bentancur I’ve heard so far (Tim Sherwood gave it his all I guess bless him for trying..)
     
  13. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Maybe he does not stand out as much as our other two Jan signings but he controls that midfield for us.
     
  14. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    How does when he is playing well
    He has a really strong mix of skills
     
  15. Hotshot-Tottenham

    Hotshot-Tottenham Chris Armstrong

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    Ah yes, from the Modric school.
     
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  16. metalgear

    metalgear Ian Walker

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    That situational awareness starts before he gets the ball. Him, Kulu, Modric, VdV always scanning the space around them and tracking the nearest players in their head - like that little radar / map thing in the corner of video games.

    Other just enjoy watching the ball.

    Sent from my SM-T865 using Fapatalk
     
  17. ricky2tricky4city

    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    The maturity (in a footballing sense) of the two we signed in January is staggering. They're advanced footballers for their age, but the body should still have a lot to give. Certainly indicates a characteristic worth looking for in future purchases.
     
  18. Bedfordspurs

    Bedfordspurs Jack L. Jones

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    They are players that want the ball
     
  19. parklane1

    parklane1 Terry Dyson

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    Indeed, and better still seem to know what they want to do once they get it. Great to see.
     
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    ricky2tricky4city Rafael Van Der Vaart

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    .....and not scared of responsibility.
     
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