I know it's only preseason, but we've got some concerns. Everything from Borini starting in the middle to Piatek looking isolated and lost.
I know with Borini the issue is Krunic, Kessie and Bennecar all have started later with us than what's ideal - and that itself is a separate issue - but seeing highlights of the Cesena game was concerning. I mean a serie C side and we're 0-0 and barely any chances. FFS!
And why do we always have a transfer saga every window? Dzeko, Cesc, SMS now Correa. The first 3 names tell you we don't get our target either. Can't we look at Timo Werner or some other CF/SS other than Correa?
Samu and Piatek have zero synergy on the field, so that's one reason why Piatek has looked lost, imo. I'm not too worried about him. I think Leao will prove to be a good partner if that's the route we go, same with Correa.
We did look a bit bored against Cesena, but Kessie came on and looked 25x better than Borini and Duarte gripped the game by the balls and I'm excited to see him play. Paqueta is getting his fitness here and I don't have any doubt that Ben will bench Biglia. I just think it's going to take a little bit of time to get everyone fit and playing together how Giampaolo wants us to.