The following is a scouting report of new Juventus midfielder Fabio Miretti by J Analyst – please follow him here on Twitter.
Pros: Off the ball movement between the lines
Finding space requires both vision and awareness, and Miretti possesses both due to his consistent scanning (checking over his shoulder) and all-round game intelligence.
For a player to master finding spaces, his reference points are:
- After finding space Miretti doesn’t hesitate to fill in that space he found earlier
- Body orientation is how the player positions his body to receive the ball. Miretti possesses a flexible body orientation thanks to his agility and anticpation.
Relating all principles together
- The last phase is to connect the technical activity to the context of the game after a player has performed all the principles mentioned earlier. Miretti has a brilliant first touch which makes him a strong player when it comes to off the ball movements.
Cons: Dwells on the ball rather than looking for passing options
- I think this is one of most negative traits that Miretti possesses right now – he has not improved his passing, especially through ball. Once he improves his passing game as well as his vision after receiving the ball, he will be a lethal weapon for Juventus in the final third as well as attacking transitions.