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I agree with a lot of what you say, as a team we don't have the attributes to use a false 9 system properly.

If we want to try it, however, I think an argument could be made for Van de Beek being a decent option. He's always scanning the pitch, loves to link-up with short, quick passes and as arriving in the box is his best attribute, I think he'd be able to pick up the timing. His passing isn't as good as Bruno's but it's not bad and he could pick up the patterns if we practice the system in training. He also has a decent shot on him.

Having said all that, I completely agree with your overall points. Our fullbacks and midfield aren't the right profile and I think we'd need a lot of work to make the false 9 system work since it requires so much discipline. Great piece!

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