Come end of the season we need to give damn near everything to nab this guy.
I have little doubt that he would vastly improve the performance, mentality and identity of the football team.
Can he improve players? Hell yeah ask the likes of Griezmann, Godin, Juanfran, Koke and Carrasco.
Is he tactically astute and organised? Shout out to their defensive record in the CL and the league, at one point last season Oblak had more clean sheets than goals conceded (41 clean sheets and 39 goals conceded) in his Atletico career…ridiculous.
Can he inspire a team? 2 CL finals in three years and breaking the duopoly of Real and Barca in La Liga speaks volumes.
Is he proactive? If something is not working on the pitch and isn’t getting any better he looks to remedy it swiftly, making tactical substitutions at half time are common place or before the 60th minute. He doesn’t just impassively sit on his hands until deep into 70 plus.
Does he make his team work hard? No one is exempt from working hard and his team actually know what a press is! Collective pressing isn’t like seeing a unicorn at Atletico. Griezmann was initially benched early on in his career because he thought he was the star and didn’t have to do it and now he’s a better player for it.
- Is he cut throat? He won’t hang about when it comes to players not performing, he got rid of Jackson Martinez quickly as he wasn’t cutting it. The likes of Chamberlain and Ramsey would be sent packing with no hesitation.