I enjoy listening to both him and Holden a lot. Nothing is sacred to Lalas except the game and he knows the game. Really loved his points about Dike. He noted that Dike demands your attention and creates problems for the opposition that no other forward we have really does.
Also noted that the real test for Dike will be what he does when he gets "that one chance" against a team that defends really well. That is a great way to evaluate the effectiveness of a striker. Strikers are measured by what they do with opportunities. There are great strikers that are trash in build up and on the ball, but succeed because they have a special range of skills that allow them to quickly take a look and convert it. They know what to do in the moment and are composed and skilled enough to do it. They might be useless the rest of the game.
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Originally posted on Jul 15, 2021 at 10:13:54pm
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