Galatasaray and Fenerbahçe are battling it out for the top spot in the Süper Lig as the two teams swap positions at the top of the table. After the victory of Jorge Jesus’ men in the game yesterday, Galatasaray had to win to stay in the lead, and they did it. In a game dominated by possession, the first goal came after an assist from Sacha Boey to Dries Mertens. The home team still got the equalizer, but in the long minutes of compensation, Galatasaray would eventually score and win a game marked by successive collective and individual errors.
- A1 – Very good, could play higher
- A2 – Strong potential to play higher
- B1 – Good, strong player at level
- B2 – Potential to be a strong player at level
- C – Average for the level, rewatch
- D – Below average in this match
- Nationality: French
- Age: 22
- Date of Birth: 13/09/2000
- Club: Galatasaray SK
- Career: FC Stade Rennes, Dijon FCO, Galatasaray SK
- Position: Right-Back
- Preferred Foot: Right
In a match marked by a slight early dominance for Galatasaray SK, Sacha Boey’s right-sided corridor was the visitors’ den of danger. Constantly open down the flank, Sacha repeatedly received the ball unopposed, allowing him to make several good decisions, including assisting Dries Mertens for the first goal. Boey, coming from behind, received the ball in space and only had to define clearly and precisely for the Belgian to finish successfully. However, after the goal, Sacha Boey was forced to go down with the Turkish defensive line and ended up in a low block for more than 50 minutes.
From a technical point of view, Sacha Boey showed quality in the execution of his actions with the ball, both using his right foot and when he had to resort to his left foot. Although he didn’t do it often, as he almost always chose to control the ball first, Sacha plays at first touch when necessary. In terms of individual creation, his highlight was when he could progress outside the box with the ball under control, reach the last third and look for the cross – he could execute a lot of ways.
In terms of intelligence, Boey revealed a decent success rate, both in passing and in other actions with and without the ball, the latter the aspect where he has to improvise the most, although many of his bad decisions without the ball are related to the low collective organization – the respect for the defensive line is an example, among many others. Apart from that, he is an intelligent player to decide and that is noticeable by the way he leaves his colleagues in a good situation, as well as the fact he can give pause and improve his team’s game with the ball.
Physically, he is a very interesting player. He is quick, both in terms of displacement and in the way he executes his actions. Moreover, he shows a capacity to react to the loss of the ball. He is 1.78 meters tall and is morphologically ectomorphic something that can make him very valuable during his career.
His competitive attitude is impeccable. He shows commitment at various moments of the game, both in pressing – at which time he is very good at containment – and on defensive transitions. Besides, he never hides from the game.
Rating – A2
Sacha Boey is a player with the potential to go anywhere. He has unique resources that stand out in a less good collective and therefore he can be considered for teams like SL Benfica, or AFC Ajax, for example. In other words, teams that play their championships in an exemplary way compete on an external tier at a reasonable level. Also, teams that play positive football profit from the individuality of each player. In this case, the player needs a good team and not the opposite.