19 Apr 2017 19:11:20
Debating with a friend about the merits of firmino as a striker vs a number 10, got me thinking. Who do reckon presses better, Saurez or Firmino?
Personally think Saurez ran more but firmino is more affective. For an attacking player his tackling is top notch!
19 Apr 2017 20:48:30
As good as Firmino is, there is nothing that he does better than Suarez.
19 Apr 2017 22:27:00
Spot on, Hijkle. Firmino is a machine BUT Suarez is on another level.
19 Apr 2017 23:12:26
Er, not biting opposing players?
19 Apr 2017 23:19:44
Lol wiwar, but with those gnashers I reckon he could better Suarez if he'd just apply himself.
19 Apr 2017 23:55:57
Got to agree with Rolandinho.
Firmino is a more intelligent player defensively. He knows when to press and when to drop off and he is composed and calculated in the tackle. I know stats can be misleading, but Firmino has won possession more times than any other forward in Europe. That says it all really. The whole point of pressing is to win the ball back so this is one statistic which is probably as relevant as they get.
Suarez was more like a relentless beast who just chased everything until he got it. He was also more rash though and prone to nastiness which saw him pick up a fair few bookings. Not that it wasn't effective by the way; defenders were terrified of him!
On the ball though, as good as Firmino is, nobody is better than Suarez in my opinion. Not even Messi or Ronaldo.
20 Apr 2017 01:18:24
Kind of off topic but I was dreaming a bit about how awesome we'd be if coutinho had suarez' strength and fighting sprirt and if firmino had sturridge's pace and finishing (from 2014 lol) . or maybe I just got reminiscing on a few years ago.!
20 Apr 2017 11:27:09
Suarez scores consistently.