(18) Yaser Asprilla

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by reids, May 26, 2022.

  1. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Hopefully Sarr isn't still injured!
     
  2. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    True!
     
  3. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    He’ll get plenty of football this year, and it’ll be great for his development. That said, he’s obviously raw, but for a kid playing first team football in a new country, in what is a physically tough league, he’s acquitting himself well.

    RE needs to manage his minutes carefully, but I can see him coming off the bench and making a real impact as the season goes on.

    You’d imagine that once Davis is fit, we’ll see him and Sarr up top, with JP playing deeper.
     
  4. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    A lot of the decision making seems to be because he's desperate to score, Pedro even seems to try picking him out unnecessarily too - hopefully once he scores things will settle a bit more.
     
  5. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    You take my Ken’s name out of your mouth .
     
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  6. Heidar

    Heidar Reservist

    Called up for the full Colombia squad.
     
  7. reids

    reids Squad Player

    Perfect example of this in the build up for Davis goal today!
     
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  8. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Brilliant pass for the first goal. Did nothing else though. He definitely needs to hit the weights or at least get better at using his body to win cheap fouls when he gets into a tussle.
     
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  9. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    Played way to many minutes play for 60 with good quality then take him off, defending a one goal lead and he is running on fumes let's the guy cross the ball way to easy and they score brilliant
     
  10. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Ideally you'd bring him into a better team. He's clearly got the talent but struggles to run the game (not surprising really!). If we were a dominant team and able to get a couple of goals up, suspect he'd be a real asset in picking teams off but unfortunately, we are never more than one nervy goal ahead. We should be using him a bit more sparingly but given the state of the fitness of the squad, not surprising he's playing most weeks.
     
  11. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

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  12. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    Can't hit a barn door for us though. Typical.
     
  13. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Seems to have that cannot take a corner or free kick disease with us !
     
  14. Leighton Buzzer

    Leighton Buzzer Reservist

    Have to wait and see. :)
     
  15. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

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  16. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    He's gonna be so, so good. Been confused by some saying he shouldn't be playing or he's not ready. He's 18, he'll make mistakes. But he'll also get better and better.
     
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  17. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Not sure it’s that confusing really. Love his effort and can see the flashes of the fantastic player he’ll become, but can also see why he’s not always a great fit for a Championship side in certain phases of certain games. That’s no shame on him. He’ll go on to be ace. But I also suspect over a season a midfield player who gives you 7/10 every game will turn out to be a better asset than one who mixes up 9/10s with 4/10s.
     
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  18. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    But I think if we allow him to make those mistakes/have those 4/10 performances and show we still trust him to start the next game, we'll reap the benefits towards the end of this season/next season/hopefully beyond.

    The more he plays, the better he'll get, and those 4s will turn into 7s. His ceiling is so, so high, that imo it's worth the risk.
     
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  19. Leetanner

    Leetanner Academy Graduate

    Cracking effort tonight best yet ,60 minutes is his limit at the moment runs out of juice after that
     
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  20. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    Really good game yesterday, probably his best game for us so far. Not an ideal situation for us considering Asprilla is a green kid who is only able to play about 60 mins before blowing, and also considering he's generally been more advanced, but could he be play the Louza role if/when our little Moroccan maestro is out?
     
  21. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    The irony that his worst taste of Championship brutality was inflicted by a Brazilian. How the division has changed over the years!

    Still he doesn't seem to really care too much about getting kicked around, really I'm in awe of the lad playing in a 2nd Division on another continent at 18
     
  22. WatfordÉire

    WatfordÉire Squad Player

    Exactly this. To think the level the kid was playing at a few months ago, to then move half way across the world, new culture, not speaking English, and to be pretty much thrown into the first 11 of a team going through the ringer after relegation, it really is something special.

    Cant wait to see how far he goes after he bulks up like did JP after his first couple of months here.
     
  23. reids

    reids Squad Player

    South American players have a lot more aggression and tenacity than they often get credit for!
     
  24. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    At least he was trying, but whatever he tried, it just didn't come off. Didn't help that we were 'chasing' the game almost the entire 90 minutes...
     
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  25. Hogg-DEENEY!!!

    Hogg-DEENEY!!! Squad Player

    The kid is a bit special
     
  26. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    "Asp"irational!
     
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  27. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    I do feel that he'll end up being an incredible centre midfielder once he's beefed up. It's a niche position where he likes to play and I reckon he'll naturally adapt his game to playing deeper and dictating play
     
  28. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    It looks to me like he's starting to bulk up a bit now. At his age and with his build he should put on noticeable muscle pretty quickly.
     
  29. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    He'll be growing until he's 21 so he's plenty of time.
    Barnes was skinnier than Luther when he first played.
    That didn't last long!
     
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  30. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    While Louza’s out, Asprilla needs to play at #6 in games like today when we’re going to see a lot of the ball.
     
  31. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes - lost his influence a bit when pushed out wide .
     
  32. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    Came on centrally, played exactly the pass we were crying out for (and Sarr should’ve then scored from), then got moved to the wing.

    Probably lacks physicality to play deep in certain games, but sometimes Choudhury or Kayembe will be enough.

    Asprilla’s best play is not on the edge of their box. It’s when he’s pinging diagonals, inside their full backs, to wingers or overlapping fullbacks. No-one else in our team can do it.
     
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  33. RS2

    RS2 Squad Player

    He's definitely looking more settled now, demanding the ball from teammates and taking control of situations. In a team that is horrific at progressing the ball he simply has to play, he sees passes that nobody else sees apart from maybe JP and Louza.

    I remember JP was very exciting at 18 but played like a kid whereas Asprilla shows real maturity and understanding of the game. He's going to be sensational and I'm looking forward to seeing how much we get for him in the summer.
     
  34. wingco

    wingco Reservist

    The lad is one of the unluckiest players I've seen. In an alternate timeline he'd have about 10 assists so far this season
     

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