Would it help if we switched to 3atb and had guys like Sosa, Bradaric and Juranovic bombing down the sides? You are right, Perisic is our only effective winger/wide player while everyone else is best suited to playing centrally so why not switch things up and let the players do what they are best at? Admittedly I haven't watched a lot of Sosa but from what I read and hear, he is much better going forward than he is defensively. Same with Juranovic, lightning quick with great control and movement but not the best defensively.There are a lot of reasons why it is that our wingers go to the middle. First I would say they are not that great at dribbling if you compare them to the best dribblers. Pjaca for example in his days with Dinamo made me question where his celing would be. Because he did most with the power he had. It was more his strenght and speed then real dribble quality that made him go past players. Then it also was clear he could be blind in seeing his teammates and the pitch. My point is, Pjaca was never as good as most of us thought. Even before his injury.
Brekalo is someone who simply hasnt got the body for the top. Like I already wrote, I watched him so often that I came to the conclusion that his dribbles are also not really worth mentioning. When he is on the wing he isnt able to go to the corner and beat the left back of the opposition so he goes to the middle.
Rebic is in fact a clumsy player. Also does a lot on strength, less with finesse. Not a great dribbler in my oppinion.
Vlasic can dribble, he is good not great at it. But Vlasic together with his good dribbling also has a lot of other qualities. Sees the field, good vision, strenght and scores goals. Our best goalscorer. BUt even he is not a real winger. More for the middle. Maybe its even an idea to play without a true striker and play with Vlasic in the hole, with two fast guys around him.
Kramaric can dribble, but its never on full speed but standing in his place. He cant dribble with power vertically. Would be a good futsal player. Hasnt got the physique.
Ivanusec can be compared with Vlasic in that they both have good speed, a good dribble and good defenisive awareness. Both dynamic players. Thats what we need. They are the ones that have both things. Rebic and Pjaca was more power than finess. Brekalo and Kramaric have more finess than power.
Livajas career has been strange and I ask myself if he had a diferent mentality maybe he would have a better carreer. He has the power and some finesse. I think he could help us. BUt he is also more a player for the middle, not for the wings.
The only one I have seen that can be a real winger is Biuk. Very light on the feet. Great with the ball at his feet and has good speed.
I also think our middle is a blessing and a curse. Our stars play in the middle so it is to be expected that play will happen in the middle most of the time.
What also hasnt helped is that our left and right back, who should help the wingers getting to the line by getting high up themselves, were not really good, too young or were cbs these last 3 years.
Caleta-Car -- Lovren -- Gvardiol
Juranovic -- Modric -- Brozovic -- Sosa
Vlasic -- Pasalic/Perisic
Worth trying out at the very least.