Just before the closure of the transfer window, RB Leipzig signed Czech striking talent Patrik Schick from AS Roma on loan. Since attacker Jean-Kévin Augustin joined AS Monaco, Leipzig were in need of a further player for their attacking department.
The following scout report on Patrik Schick will outline his strengths and weaknesses. With a look at Schick’s time at Sampdoria and Roma as well as their systems, we attempt to evaluate whether he can fit in at RB Leipzig in our tactical analysis.
Schick’s style of play
In general, Patrik Schick is a complete forward. He possesses good technical abilities. His stronger left foot allows Schick to score from inside as well as from outside the box as can be seen in the shot graphic below.
It is not a secret that RB Leipzig lay emphasis on pace when it comes to scouting. And despite a height of 1.86 m, Schick seems very agile and fast when it comes to acceleration. Especially in counter-attacks, Schick utilises this and often threatens the space behind the opposition back line with dribbles or deep runs to receive.
With the help of both, his technical and physical abilities, Schick is capable of dribbling past defenders in different situations as well. Instead of shielding the ball, Schick rather prefers to use body feints to turn and outplay his direct opponent.
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