Emre Can makes sense, two new signings in Ramsey-Rabiot and current starters in Khedira and Matuidi. Cant compete with either in Sarris eyes prolly. So his main competition to be ommitted was Bentancur. He has played even less then Can so far, but Can was terrible in his sub appearance and clumsy in possession to fit this passing style. Matuidi doesnt either but atleast he pressures and win backs the ball alot.
Mandzukic should prolly accepted to leave, this is not Allegri team anymore, cant think of a less Sarri type of player then him.
Generally a tough year to get rid of unwanted players it seems. I mean surely they knew they didn’t want Can and Mandzu and tried to get rid of them, no?
As you know I rate Can and just his versatilty makes him a good guy to have in a cup squad, but actually Mandzukic is someone I’d always want in my squad. Similar reasons, and he’s got big-game winning goals in him. And he’s basically the ideal vice-Cristiano Ronaldo.
But yeah neither really seem to fit Sarriball very well, and you obviously just had too many players.
I get it, but it's very disrespectful to these players. Emre Can is an international, you can bet that if he knew that he would be left off the CL squad he'd have done more to facilitate a transfer elsewhere.
Mandzukic has served our club very well, he doesn't deserve this dishonour even if i understand Sarri had to make his decisions based on who best fit his style of football.
But if they knew who the 22 would be, they should have convinced these guys to move elsewhere during the summer.
It just seems like not enough thought was put into this, for both of these guys not to play the CL at their respective stages in their careers, it's devastating.
You're right. Emre Can also recently said that he was promised to be included in the CL squad only last week.
Regardless of the lack of respect, though, it seems like a poor use of your resources. It's crazy to sign experienced internationals and pay them massive salaries and then exclude them from the squad in the competition you're most interested. I mean I'd guess those two are probably among your top 10 earners? Also probably one of the reasons it wasn't easy to get rid of them.