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Discussion Starter · #222 ·
..7 actually seeing as the Dzeko goal v juve was from a Hakan shot originally but that wouldn't count as an assist.
Transfermarkt credit him with the assist against Juve.

So yeah, 3 goals and 4 assists isn't bad at all.

His progress is reminding me a lot of Eriksen TBH. To play as mezzala Eriksen had to first learn how to press and adapt to the tactical side of the position. It took him at least 8/9 months so IMO Hakan is getting there faster. He doesn't have Eriksen's talent but he does have plenty of ability.

He has been good in most big games this season: Milan, Napoli, Juve. He is really learning to battle and defend, which is obviously limiting his attacking game, but I think that will come with time.

Anyway, he is proving myself and other critics wrong.
 

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Certainly a Pazza Inter moment that was..
 

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Osimhen out of ACN too. Damn.

Btw Nigeria's opening match in it is against Egypt

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Nigeria have other attacking options though like Ighalo, Iwobi, Iheanacho, Ahmed Musa, Chukweze etc..

Classy gesture from Skriniar btw, was just an unfortunate clash of heads.

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Can't see Petagna and Mertens firing Napoli to the Scudetto

Unfortunate
 
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Mertens under Sarri played as a striker and scored a lot tbf
 

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Can't see Petagna and Mertens firing Napoli to the Scudetto

Unfortunate
100%

I said this elsewhere

Mertens is 34 and he does not have the size to break down physical teams. he's a great player but I doubt he can be relied upon as a starting central striker

Petagna doesn't score and isn't Napoli level
 

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Mertens under Sarri played as a striker and scored a lot tbf
As Camelface says below, Mertens is 34 and on the decline.

I know he scored a screamer on Sunday but he's not the player he once was.
 
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@red

Don't forget the Venezia thread.
 

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Come on @red

The game is on Saturday night ffs
 
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