We all know Mata is awesome and Jose has been eyeing a spot for him on the right wing.
A user made a post here criticizing Jose's idea. He has obvious limitations , in his defensive side to his game.
Juan Mata is perfect and iwll do a great job wherever we play him. But here's arguments why Mata may be great in a right wing role.
1) Mata arguably can get more space coming in from the flanks.
When the no 10 starts in a central role , he is marked by the other team's defensive midfielder. The right winger is marked by the opposition fullback. However Mata can drift into central positions from the wing where the fullback may be reluctant to follow him all the way to the middle.
For example , see the Tottenham away game. Oscar occupied Sandro , while Mata drifted in from the flanks to create. Mata got 2 goals and an assist
2) The Mata- Azpi combo.
Azpi is one of the better attacking fullbacks in the league , able to get up the pitch and make crosses or play dangerous passes. With Mata coming in from the flank , Azpi can get up the right side of the pitch and help contribute in attack. Our right would be deadly. This would not happen if we had a right winger who liked to stay wide. A winger has to tuck in to allow the fullback space.
3)KDB and Oscar get time in the centre
Both offer more defensively in the centre than Mata does , and can help preven our midfield from being overrun
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