Manchester United beat real betis 4-1, and Anthony scored the second goal in the last five games in the 82nd minute. In this game, Anthony completed five shots and three straight shots, tied for the first time in the number of shots and straight shots of Manchester United, and missed two excellent goals, ranking behind Wieghorst.
After the game, Manchester United coach Teng Hahe expressed dissatisfaction with Anthony’s performance, and said: He could do better in the first half, and he did it well and boldly, using his speed to attract defensive players, especially the need for more running (original: but in the first half, he could do better to make more actions, be more brave, go more behind, taking players on, but especially more movement,using his speed）。 Tenghahe said Anthony performed better in the second half and scored important goals, but Tenghahe said Anthony can do this not only in the Europa League, but also in the Premier League, which sounds like Anthony played in the Europa League, slightly better than the Premier League, which seems to be true from the data.
Although Anthony missed two excellent goals, even the shot was once. If he chose to pass the ball, any of the three teammates behind him in the middle would get a goal. But from the data performance, Anthony’s Europa League shooting efficiency is indeed higher than that of the Premier League. Anthony scored 0.39 goals in 90 minutes in the Europa League this season, and only 0.27 goals in the Premier League. The shooting conversion rate is 13% in the Europa League, but only 9% in the Premier League.
The difference between Anthony’s expected goal value and the actual goal value in the Europa League is 0.1, far exceeding the Premier League’s 0.02. These data seem to be evidence. Anthony’s shooting efficiency in the Europa League is better and it is easier to score goals, which may be related to the intensity of the Premier League’s rush.
Anthony’s ability to pass the last pass is questioned. The expected assists in the season are only 0.06, which is only higher than the front waist and wingers in the five major leagues. What is the concept? Among the 96 teams in the five major leagues, each team has at least two wingers and a front waist, and Anthony expects the assists to rank in the last dozens among 300 or 400 celebrities. This is also Anthony’s most criticized place, averaging 3.14 shots per game over 91%, but the actual number of goals is average, and the actual assists are ranked very low.
However, Anthony scored 1.18 points in the small restricted area in the Europa League, only 0.72 points in the Premier League, and passing the ball to create a shooting opportunity was also 1.18 points in the Europa League. Basically, passing the small restricted area can be turned into a shot. But the number in the Premier League is only 0.81. Anthony obviously played more decisively and boldly in the Europa League.
The reason for the data change may be that the intensity of the Premier League and Europa League matches is different. Some data may explain others. For example, the number of times Anthony attacked the third zone with the ball was 1.76 in the Europa League, but it was 3.33 in the Premier League, and it seemed that he was less delayed in the Europa League. In the Europa League, the distance he held the ball and the number of times he entered the penalty area were reduced by half compared with those in the Premier League.
These two figures seem to show that Manchester United’s Europa League does not need to drag its feet and carry the ball forward on its own. According to the Take-Ons data, the Europa League has 5.1 games every 90 minutes, while the Premier League has only 3.24 games. It seems that the Europa League has gone more boldly, made a technical move or quickly broke through and moved the ball after attracting the other team to double-team.
In fact, there is no need to use data to measure. Anthony’s participation in the Europa League is indeed much better than that of the Premier League. Even if everyone criticized Anthony for wasting his chances in the last game, he had to run out of position in the Premier League to waste his chances. So is the difference between Anthony and the Europa League and the Premier League due to tactics, opponents or other factors?