Domenico Tedesco does not have only one option in attack. If he wishes, Romelu can leave Lukaku in the supersub role or adapt the system to include other profiles. Analysis of the coach’s prospects for the most advanced position.
OpenDA, even against one less block?
The logical solution would be to send Lois Openda to the coals. Lezio had an exceptional season in Lens and continues to flourish at RB Leipzig with two goals already in three Bundesliga games.
He is now a student of Lukaku. However, his style differs from that of Big Rome. As his nickname suggests, Lukaku’s weight is on defence. Openda is a typical breakout attacker. He is in search of depth. Facing two teams – Azerbaijan and Estonia – who would expect little from our Devils, Openda will not have the place in the German Championship that it deserves. Its properties are at risk of being under-exploited.
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An Openda-Lukaku pairing?
4-4-2 could be tested in the next matches
Linking him with Lukaku could solve the problem. With his height, Lukaku can play the role of a support that will free Openda and open up space for him. This type of system can be tested against smaller countries. It is also possible to take advantage of the abundance of offensive elements to align players such as De Ketelair, Lucbaccio or Trossard around the real 9.
Batshuayi is a joker
Michy Batshuayi has descended in the hierarchy of the Devils and his club. Fenerbahçe transferred Edin Dzeko to whom they handed the armband. The message is clear: Batshuayi deserves to eat the leftovers. He played in the preliminary round of the European Cup but was only allowed to play 22 minutes in the Turkish league. He hasn’t left the bench for three matches. At Devils, he would be able to be satisfied with an increase in play in the second half of the match.
Trossard, Lucbaccio or the ‘False 9’ surprise
Of all the offensive profiles not labeled an advanced striker, Leandro Trossard and Dodi Lubakio are the ones who are best at the position. At the end of last season, the Arsenal player helped in a regular ‘false 9’ role. No wonder when his coach’s name is Mikel Arteta. He was included in the squad again this season against Fulham but was substituted at the break. His performance was unbelievable. Tedesco would not risk such an experiment. Especially when Trossard isn’t with an undisputed club or the Devils. Tedesco believes he likes to see Lukebakio attacking the opposition’s defense from the right.
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Charles de Kettelier entered the game at ‘9’ against Germany and barely touched the ball. The chances of seeing him playing in this position again in the starting line-up are slim.