Jeremie Frimpong: The next big full back in Europe

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Jeremie Frimpong, a native of Amsterdam, is now a right-back who plays for Celtic in Scotland, having arrived this season from his training club, Manchester City, where he went through several stages of the formation, giving prominence to the under-18s and under- 23, but in the face of very tight competition at the club, it was best to get him out so he can grow up playing more regularly at senior level.

At just 19 years of age, he has had a good debut season at what is Scotland’s biggest club, where one would always expect great demands. Frimpong for now, before the interruption of competitions, has 14 presences in play, 2 goals and 3 assists. The young Dutchman also already has some international experience, having already been asked to represent the Netherlands’ under-19 and under-20 teams.

Defensive Moment

Frimpong is clearly a very offensive side, but his athletic characteristics combined with a good tackling technique and his psychological profile allow him to be able to give a good response at this point in the game. Fast player, very agile, with a good tackling technique, allow Frimpong to have an average of 82% success in tackles per game.

Above as mentioned, your psychological profile also helps at this time, especially in the transition moments, where you show a very aggressive and combative player, not leaving a ball unplayed in your area of ??action, often reaching lost balls first leading immediately yours forward in a quick transition. But not everything is going well at this stage of the game, as he still feels some difficulties in his defensive positioning.

Offensive Moment

This is where you feel best and coach Neil Lennon knew how to take advantage of this player’s characteristics by combining them with his game model in order to take advantage of what Frimpong does best. To qualify, Celtic this season both played within a 4-3-3 / 4-2-3-1 and 3-4-2-1 / 3-5-2, with Frimpong acting as a full-back on a 4-save line. or as a right-wing in a system of 3 centrals, in common, playing always projected in front, but without being too much as it reveals the care of not attracting the marking to your side.

Preferably it is a team that during the offensive construction explores the left aisle in order to attract the pressure of the opponent that side, leaving an open space that Frimpong explores in a very dangerous way due to its speed and technical quality, getting to the ball almost always faster and has no problem getting into the opponent’s defense. This type of movements appearing loose on the right, taking the ball inwards have already earned him 2 goals, but his passing ability should also not be ignored, he achieves on average 2 key passes per game, making it a viable option for put the ball in front.

Frimpong is a very difficult side for opponents to score, as he is in constant movement, both appearing in a race on the outside and also appears very well on the inside making overlapping movements inside. obtains an average of 2 key passes per game, making it a viable option to put the ball in front.

Frimpong is a very difficult side for opponents to score, as he is in constant movement, both appearing in a race on the outside and also appears very well on the inside making overlapping movements inside obtains an average of 2 key passes per game, making it a viable option to put the ball in front. Frimpong is a very difficult side for opponents to score, as he is in constant movement, both appearing in a race on the outside and also appears very well on the inside making overlapping movements inside.

Frimpong is a player with a low center of gravity, very agile and able to change direction quickly, not being exposed to playing in short spaces, he has a very good technical quality that allows him to win in 63% of dribbles per game. His confidence, which at the same time allows him to be a very strong player in the offensive moment, also causes some unease, as he can still have better decision-making and better read his situation, sometimes trying to dribble for more than that 1 opponent losing a few balls, some in a defensive zone where he almost always takes a big risk.

Promising future

His debut season at the professional level has given excellent indicators, Frimpong is an offensive side who shows enormous confidence in his game, the ease with which he overtakes an opponent through dribbling or speed is showy. It is not yet possible to say that he grabbed the place, not even close, because Neil Lennon has managed this youngster’s playing time well, also not exposing him as much, riding a lot with the most experienced Moritz Bauer and James Forrest, depending on the system used. Frimpong has all the tools to correct some gaps in his game and has everything to become one of the most exciting sides in European football in the future.

 

Source:Ghanaweb.com