Sunday, July 31, 2016

Green Day

Sure, it's only the preseason, but it's hard not to get a little excited over Julian Green's 35-minute hat trick against Inter Milan last night. In case you missed it...





- Greg Seltzer

8 comments:

downintexas said...

Good for him. Hope he makes the senior team and gets some minutes this year.

DaM said...

Pretty encouraging match. Was feeling pretty down on his chances after the prior match when he received something like 3 total passes and looked kind of lost. Much more involved. His runs seemed less... vague.

Not sure it matters as it is unlikely that he is seeing much time ahead of Muller and Lewandoski (assuming that's where ancelotti sees his future).

Dr.Jon said...

One of the upsides to being young at a club like this is the sheer number of fixtures Bayern will play -- Bundesliga, DFB–Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Champions League. Then WCQ and resting players, if needed, for that upon their return. I might even be missing some.

DaM said...

That's a fair point doctor John, there may indeed be enough minutes for 3 number 9's (all of whom, oddly enough, have reasonably disparate styles).

I am just concerned with the amount of minutes Green is going to get. I don't think Pulisic is going to a ton of minutes this year either but the same holds true for him. If they are routine late subs and get a couple or three starts a month in all competitions maybe that is enough for development purposes. I worry more about Green because he is 21. It's getting late for him to not be getting time.

Dany Tzvi said...

i would second what jon says. if ancelotti really does see potential in green, than he will get his chances. not just that they play a huge amount of fixtures, but that many of their bundesliga games are relative cakewalks.

Dr.Jon said...

Definitely tricky, @DaM - a good argument could be made to get him in and out minutes in a mid-table Bundesliga team. Actually, he would probably do best in Spain....in terms of relative lack of physicality. But to play and train with Bayern under Ancelotti would be a dream come true in terms of player development.

Dr.Jon said...

...kid needs to keep eating his Wheaties and hitting the gym.

DaM said...

I actually like him in the Bundesliga and it would be great if he was getting starters minutes at a mid table team. I hear you that he fits better in la liga, but i think the bundesliga will prepare him a bit better for the pace and physicality of concacaf.

Still has to get enough minutes, but its clear now Ancelotti seems him as a CF. He's not going to leap frog Lewandoski or Muller, but Muller can appear multiple places too. I guess we'll see as it looks clear he isn't moving anywhere either.