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  1. Those scouts must be thinking their creative mids would have recognize all those runs David made where the ball never arrived.
  2. Also, Davies' German after a year is way better than Bale's Spanish after how many years?
  3. David's not a diver and a lot of those are legit fouls which aren't called because he doesn't embellish them like, say, Neymar.
  4. He plays like that all the time. Its not so much hero ball as a lack of vision. David was in great position to receive passes that never came.
  5. Video of Bayern practice. Davies catches up to Kimmich and takes away the ball like nothing. https://media.giphy.com/media/jOhIkGUpeGeqCBCoOX/giphy.gif
  6. Here's a translated interview with David that came out today: Jonathan David dissects himself Sometimes a candy, the best muscle fibers and walking until you drop Tonight, Jonathan David faces Goliath. Because that remains AS Roma, a European superpower. If AA Gent wants to qualify, the 20-year-old Canadian will have to shine again after his hat trick against STVV. Once that has happened, he will have to raise at least € 25 million a little later. Dissection of the man who is to become the new Belgian record transfer. By himself. THE EYES: "I always know what's happening around me" GUILLAUME MAEBE An old quote from you: "If I get covered up close and don't see the goal, I use the defender to aim my goal correctly." Uh, explain. “Logical, right? If you don't see the goal, you have to use something else. How a defender positions himself, that betrays a lot about his place in relation to his goal. I learned it by looking at images often, by seeing multiple players doing it. If I notice something new, I immediately try it out on the training field. And then repeat. " Lionel Messi sometimes hangs in the same place for minutes, like last weekend against Eibar, and is suddenly free. Without even walking once. “Because walking is sometimes the best walking action. The game and the players are constantly on the move. It is smart." In addition to your mentality, coach Jess Thorup often emphasizes your sense of space. You often stand well between the lines. “That has become one of my strengths. Every time I make a walk, I first look in all directions: left, right, in front of me. I always know what is happening around me, it has almost become a feeling. And that half a second that I save because I no longer have to look around me helps a lot. ” DE LONGEN: "Just keep going until you can no longer" How good are your physical tests? “Okay, I think. I don't know the numbers. " Your VO2max is above sixty. Excellent for a soccer player. "Is that right? I'm just doing those tests. The trick is to stop when you can no longer. Easy." "Jonathan has fast and slow twitch fibers," says general manager Louwagie. Your muscle fibers give you both endurance and explosiveness. Unique. “What can I say? I have both, yes. " Are you the fastest at Ghent? “I'm among the fastest, but I'm not the fastest. In terms of kilometers traveled, I am at the top together with Sven Kums and Milad Mohammadi. ” One downside: your jumping power would only be 'normal'. (laughs) “That has been a theme since I was in Ghent's promises. I can jump even higher, but now I don't use that often in my game. " Do you diet I ask because you are naturally strong, muscular built. “I don't diet. That is in my genes. I don't spend much time in fitness and I stick to the guidelines of the team. The only thing I sometimes do is eat something the day after a match. But then it's allowed, isn't it? " THE HEAD: “I never think I am the best. Or the worst ” When we ask Thorup about your strongest point, he says that your mental strength is unseen. "Agreement. My calmness is my strength. I never have heights or lows. It is always neutral in my head, as if I am in the zone. " What do you mean by heights and lows? “That there is never too much of anything present. After a good match I will never think that I am the best, after a bad one I will never think that I am the worst. I know no doubt. Maybe some frustration because a certain action could be better, but no doubt. " Do you know joy? Thorup said he saw you laughing in the dressing room for the first time after your hat trick against STVV. (laughs) "But I always smile." Kums called you the coolest frog he ever met last weekend. "That's a compliment. That is my character: being calm, relaxed. That strengthens me as a football player. ” THE HEART "I thought the sprint against Doku was the most normal thing in the world" Are you selfish enough? "I could be more selfish." But you consciously do not choose that? “I'm just not like that. I like to involve my team mates in everything. If I can choose between a pass or a shot, I will choose the shot if I think I can score. But I'm not going to feel worse if someone else scores. " You scored 22 times in all competitions together, but your most striking action was against Anderlecht: the sprint in the final phase with which you brought Doku back. “Unbelievable how many people have spoken to me about that. That wasn't a crazy sprint, was it? I just had to do that. " No other striker sees it that way. “Doku has been dangerous for a whole match. I had to prevent him from hurting us. " Are you selfish enough for the top of Europe? There count goals, not the defensive actions. "Maybe, but if I play such matches later, that experience will come." DE FEET: "One by one I am good, but almost nobody knows that" Strange, but of all the people I asked about what your greatest quality is, nobody said your feet. "They will be more impressed with other things, certainly." Your technique isn't just okay, is it? "My first touch, my dribble, my left foot: there are still many things that I cannot be completely satisfied with right now." I hope you are satisfied with at least one technical aspect? (thinks for a long time) “Maybe my finish within sixteen. In Canada they also call me a killer for purpose. And my one-to-one situations are also good, but in the role that I now play at AA Ghent, I don't use that very often. Few know that I can actually do that well. " David about his future: "Bundesliga would be a good step for me" Jonathan Davidis hot on the transfer market, extremely hot. Tonight the Ghelamco Arena is full of scouts from top clubs. Scouts have been reported from England (Liverpool, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea), Germany (Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke 04, Werder Bremen), the Netherlands (PSV), France (Lille, Nice) and Spain (Seville) ). European top players such as Manchester City, Lyon and Arsenal have already shown interest in the attacker. The Spanish newspaper AS even published a piece on Monday comparing David with Dortmund's super talent Erling Haaland. "Really? Honest: I never see such articles pass. I will never actively look for it. ” The German style of playing Which does not mean that David does nothas thought about his future. “The Bundesliga would be a good next step for me. The German playing style is somewhat similar to that in Belgium, playing at high intensity and the higher level is a nice stepping stone. A transfer to another competition is of course also possible, but a lot will depend on the club, their project and my role in it. We will see what happens this summer, my focus now is on AS Roma. "
  7. Another thing to keep in mind is that there is so much room for growth in Davies' game. At 19, he's nowhere near his physical peak. Just look at Olympic 100m champions. Also, as he gets more games under his belt along with countless hours of video sessions, he'll be reading the game much better.
  8. He also did a nice back-heel in his own box off a corner to spring an odd man counter attack which lead to their winning goal in their previous game.
  9. No problem, man. In hindsight, I might have been too quick on the trigger myself.
  10. The post was completely gratuitous because this is a Jonathan David thread. Poster should make more of an effort to stay on topic.
  11. Chakvetadze was playing the 10 today with David and Kvitalia up front. Defensively, David came back to help while Chak stayed up front.
  12. It's like the faster he's moving, the more the game slows down for him. 95% of players in the same situation would have shot the ball as the defender was starting his slide tackle.
  13. Nuer's not old for a GK but his game's definitely declined. He's had some personal family issues to deal with so that may have something to do with it. As for comparisons, David uses space like Mueller, drifting into pockets in the box or making runs where he's boxing out defenders. Not saying David will be as good as Muellef but I'd like to know how Mueller saw that game when he was David's age.
  14. Unless he's not match fit, Chakvetadze needs to play at least a half this weekend to see if he can play more minutes in the return leg. He's a very creative player and can play the 10 while David slots back into the front line with Depoitre.
  15. It's more a reflection of the quality of the play maker rather than any selfishness or jealousy on his part by not passing to David. David does so well to find pockets of space in the attacking zone but the passer either doesn't see it or doesn't see it quickly enough before it's closed down. Someone like Victor Vasquez or Pozuelo would have found David but Gent unfortunately don't have such visionary play makers.
  16. Odjida is a very, very good version of Delgado but still not the player you want leading a 3 on 2 break.
  17. Odjidja is an incredibly frustrating player. Holds on to the ball too long and never seems to make the simple or obvious play. Still a decent player and with better decision making, probably plays with a better club in a higher league.
  18. Chakvetadze is seeing limited minutes after a long layoff from knee surgery but he would have made much better decisions with the ball. Aside from Kums, Gent don't really have anyone who's a halfway decent playmaker.
  19. I've notice that formation ever since Davies broke out. When he was first starting, he played nowhere near as high when Bayern was attacking. Back then, most of the offensive forays went through the right side with Pavard and Gnabry. Every time the ball was switched to the left, Davies played it square or played a back pass to Alaba to reset. Now, I think Davies has the green light when Bayern has the ball. He roams deep inside the opponent's half, all the way to the box. Gnabry isn't a black hole like Robben but there were plenty of overlapping runs Davies made that were ignored by Gnabry who chosed to take it inside himself.
  20. They're both quality strikers. Big and strong with excellent touch. It's almost like having 2 target men up front when David plays the 10. They create a lot of space in the box for David. On a positive note, Chak, the player who sent the cross in for the goal, seems finally to be rounding back into form after a lengthy layoff from knee surgery. At one time, he was considered the sure bet, miles ahead of David.
  21. That back heel at the top of his own box to spring the attack is a great example of how well David reads the game. A lot of players in the same position would've just tried to clear it out of danger.
  22. Don't know the quality of players setting up Radzinski but David would have 4 or 5 more goals easy if Gent had a better playmaker. Vadis is a decent player who'll run all day but decision making isn't one of his strengths.
  23. The Bayern forums were discussing the injury in terms of possibly losing one of their best players. Mind boggling how far he's come since arriving at Bayern a little more than a year ago when just making the game day 18 would have been considered a milestone achievement.
  24. Here's the top 10 list. Robertson is at $88M 1. Robertson 2. Alaba 3. Chilwell 4. Gaya 5. Sandro 6. Alba 7. Davies 8. Telles 9. Mendy 10. Grimaldo
  25. Davies is clearly ahead of David physically but not by as much as David is ahead of Davies in reading the game, seeing plays develop in advance and exploiting space in the attacking zone.
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