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U20 World Cup in Poland
Kalela (IP Logged)
07 June, 2019 07:32
I am quite busy so I missed most of the tournament but I did watch some games and there are some decent players participating in this tournament. I have been really impressed by the United States full back Sergino Dest. He is 18 years old, born and raised in the Netherlands and plays for Ajax's junior team. He reminds of Ashley Cole in some ways. Although he is tiny, players have difficult getting past him. Best player on the U.S team easily even though others are getting more credit than him.

Portugal's Jota (not the one who plays for Wolves) looks good. Small in size but very skilled and works his butt off. Portugal are out of the tournament so we won't be able to see more of him unfortunately.

Mali also has two players that I really liked. Ousmane Diakite and Sékou Koïta are the two players. They are wingers who play in the Austrian League and they are really promising players. Very difficult for defenders to deal with them with the way they repeatedly run at the opposing defenses.They remind of Mane when he was playing for Red Bull Salzburg few years back.

Ezequiel Barco is another decent player for Argentina and Atlanta United in the MLS. I think he is a good player but he is tiny and he dives a lot. Like every time he touches the ball and he feels contact.

Mousa Diaby for France had a good tournament too but the player on that team that impressed me the most was Boubacar Kamara. He is 19 years old and plays for Marseille. He was deployed as a CB at the tournament (due to an injury to Jean-Clair Todibo of Barcelona) but I feel like his best position is as holding midfielder. He a very good defender with good skills but he is only 5'11" to 6'0" tall at most and therefore a little undersized for that position in the Premier League.

There are probably a lot more decent players at the tournament but I can't speak about them as I haven't watched every game. Arsenal scouts are there in Poland by the way. Has anyone else had a chance to catch any games? Any players that stood out to you?

Dream acquisitions as of 10/15/2018:

CB: Issa Diop/Jonathan Tah
RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka
DM: Franck Kessie/Yves Bissouma/Ndidi
CM: Kai Havertz
Wing/Attack: Ante Rebic/Pepe

Re: U20 World Cup in Poland
MattySadler (IP Logged)
07 June, 2019 12:32
Heard good things about Jota and Kamara in the past.

You haven't spotted a 6' 4, quick, strong ball-playing centre half have you?

Re: U20 World Cup in Poland
grayfox1 (IP Logged)
07 June, 2019 13:17
Heard good things about Jota and Kamara in the past.
You haven't spotted a 6' 4, quick, strong ball-playing centre half have you?

Yes grinning smiley also a good reader of the game and some natural leadership qualities would be helpful. Oh and being a under the radar free agent from july. That's all grinning smiley

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