Written by northstandmark
We all know what the guy can do. Even in games where he might seem anonymous, he can still win it with one moment.
Earlier in the season, AFC Bournemouth got the best out of Danjuma when Junior Stanislas was either not in the side, or Stanislas was playing centrally advanced. Now we have a plethora of central options not least Jack Wilshere and now Philip Billing doing well there.
We saw against Rotherham United how lost Stanislas looked on the right. We saw Diego Rico and Danjuma struggle to put two passes together on the left. We later moved Stanislas left, and straight away Stanislas was better, Rico was better, and the left-hand side functioned nicely.
Against Birmingham, Arnaut was having a stinker and then was put through by Wilshere and finished in style, and went on to have a hand in both subsequent goals! Clearly, he’s someone you want to fit into the team where possible.
I’d quite fancy him central where he can pick one side or the other to make runs off the centre forward. But then what does that mean for Billing, Wilshere etc?
It comes back to the same question we have over so many players – how best do we fit them together to create a balanced side?
This is one of the reasons we need a new manager who can identify these issues and do something about it.
Danjuma through the middle could definitely work – though he would have to learn to be less selfish…
However, perhaps he feels being out wide he needs to constantly have the ball and take people on to show himself?
He certainly doesn’t lack in self-confidence “I’m one of the best strikers of Holland.”
Maybe the central role will help give him the added team discipline needed? – Join the conversation, click here.