I thought he was pretty good last night. I mentioned in the match thread that his game is becoming more well-rounded, he’s doing a lot for the attack aside from goals, and his runs are less erratic now.
I think he is part of our best xi, and I like a front line of Diaz/Nunez/Salah, with a midfield of say Mac/Szob/ and one of Grav/Baj/Jones. Probably Baj for the stability, but we’ll see how that progresses. I liked what I saw from Grav last night. Endo feels like a squad option for right now.
Nunez is the type that we’ll have to put up with some big misses a lot of the time but it’s worth it because he does so much for the general attacking play, and he still commands one or two defenders on him, same with Salah. The front three of Diaz/Nunez/Salah are so dangerous when being fed by the likes of Trent/Szob, and once the team starts hitting their stride, we’re gonna be tough to deal with.
I’m going be a bit controversial but is Darwin Nunez in our best 11.
Perhaps on the Newcastle game but not on the last two. It’s eithier he is shit sell him or he is amazing he starts before any other and it’s not as clear as any of those opinions.
I would like us to play Diaz again.
He obviously is. We’ve created far more chances when he is on the pitch.
What games are you on about? We’ve scored 3 in each of the last two he started, he’s had a big hand in 4 or 5 of those goals. We scored two after he came on against Wolves, 2 after he came on against Newcastle.
You can already see with Nunez that he is being judged a lot by what he isnt rather than admiring what it is he does do. And I think that is at the heart of so much of the Gapko vs Darwin contention. They are such different players that I think a lot of people will find it difficult to view their performances for us outside of their personal stylistic preferences. If you are someone who likes what players like Gapko bring you’re going to spend a lot of the game finding fault with Nunez and vice versa.
Thankfully I think we now have 5 real quality players to choose from, all of whom are likely to get runs in the side and contribute.