FC NORDSJAELLAND – MATCH REPORT VS SILKEBORG 29/05/20

Silkeborg played in a 4-3-2-1 system which took a 4-4-2 shape in the defensive phase to hinder the build-up play of Nordsjaelland. In this game, Nordsjaelland played in a 3-4-3 who adapted as a 5-4-1 in defensive situations. The first half determined the result of the game after the 2 goals scored by Nordsjaelland, who energised his attacks in their left side. They then continued to control the second half.

Ratings

  • A1 – Very good, could play higher
  • A2 – Strong potential to play higher
  • B1 – Good, strong player at level
  • B2 – Potential to be strong player at level
  • C – Average for the level, rewatch
  • D – Below average in this match

Abdul Mumin

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ghana
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 06/06/1998
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Career: Right to Dream (Y), FC Nordsjaelland, HB Koge (L)
  • Position: Centre Back
  • Preferred foot: Right

He played in the middle of the three man defence. During this game, he showed to be calm and aware the few times when Silkeborg were able to attack. His good positioning gave him the advantage to dominate his opponent. He showed some difficulty in the air, something he needed to improve to become more complete in defence.

Against a team who tried to disturb the build up play, Abdul Mumin was precious to break this pressure with precise passes to find Magnus Kofod Andersen behind the first line of pressure. Even if, he tried risky passes he showed good accuracy (94%) and helped the team, especially in the first half-time to keep control and attack.

Rating A2

Magnus Kofod Andersen

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Denmark
  • Age: 21
  • Date of birth: 10/05/1999
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Career: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Position: Central Midfield
  • Secondary Position: Defensive Midfield
  • Preferred foot: Right

He played as a central midfielder favouring the left axis. He dominated the midfield with his good positioning, this ability give him advantage in his defensive contribution, even if he is not a strong player his intelligence and anticipation allows him to take advantage on the field. His good positioning open passing line to break the pressure that Nordsjaelland could encounter in build up play.

With the ball, he find his partners with a high accuracy (98% precision in passes), able to play short and long passes. His technical ability give him this freedom with the ball, he keep the control of the ball to play. He scored a wonderful goal on freekick who allowed his team to manage with more ease the rest of the game.

Rating: A1

Mohammed Kudus

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ghana
  • Age: 19
  • Date of birth: 02/08/2000
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Career: Righ to Dream (Y)
  • Position: False 9
  • Secondary Position: Central midfielder
  • Preferred foot: Left

He played as a false 9, this position give him this freedom to move to offer support and attack. At first, he was quiet but his impact increased during the game. He showed this technical ability to be dominant with the ball, this capacity to change his rythm with the ball to take advantage of his opponent. With 8 dribbles succeeded (100%), he is the player who tried and succeeded the more dribbles during the match.

It’s a strong player who know to use his physical attributes to challenge defenders to take control of the ball and find the best position to attack. He could have scored a goal to complete his performance of the day.

Rating: A1

Kamal Deen Sulemana

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ghana
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 15/02/2002
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Career: Righ to Dream (Y)
  • Position: Left winger
  • Preferred foot: Right

He played as left winger, his position offered depth and energised the attack of the team. With the difficulty to elaborate the attacks, he often activated the transitions to drive the ball forward. His high speed gave the control in the left side, he has the capacity to accelerate from static positions to surprise his opponent and take advantage in the final third.

He has been proactive, seeking 1v1 situations to made difference on the left side. With the ball, he showed his ability to vary the rhythm of his run to take advantage in this situations. He scored a beautiful goal showing his coordination and speed to take advantage in the area and scored.

Rating: A2

Mohammed Diomande

Player profile:

  • Nationality: Ivory Coast
  • Age: 18
  • Date of birth: 30/10/2001
  • Current Club: FC Nordsjaelland
  • Career: Righ to Dream (Y)
  • Position: Central midfielder
  • Secondary position: Left midfielder
  • Preferred foot: Left

He played as left midfielder during this match showing a high activity in his side. Kamal Deen and him dominated the left side and allowed Nordsjaelland to take advantage to attack. His placement gave freedom to Kamal Deen and put him in the best position to take advantage in the final third. A good activity with the ball to keep the control and find his partners in good situation to attack. He made the assist in the Kamal Deen’s goal. He takes good decisions with the ball, he did not tried complicated play.

With 8 recovery, he is the third players with the most recoveries on the field. Even if he showed some difficulty in duels, he was concentrating in different aspects of the game to help the team.

Rating: A2

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