Anyone got a report on him?
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Focus on Leeds did a piece on him earlier in the year...
Charlie fits the mould of a modern day centre back who is good on the ball and looks to play out from the back, something that fits the first teams style and the style of the club as a whole. In order to do this you need to be composed on the ball and have a good passing range, two things that Cresswell is very good at.
Being good on the ball and having a good passing range is all well and good but can he defend? Yes. Being the son of Richard, who was a striker, I’m sure they’ve spent hours upon hours talking and playing football together. His reading of the game for me is one of the most impressive attributes and the ability to sniff out danger.
Despite only being 17, those close to him highlight that he’s got a brilliant attitude and is completely focused on improving and becoming a better player. Being 17 means that he plays for both the under 23’s and under 28’s, where he captains the side when he plays. His leadership qualities in these games are particularly encouraging to see for such a young player.
A very well rounded defender who is good on the ball, strong in the tackle and has the ability to pass under pressure, there isn’t much to his game that you can criticise. He is however still inexperienced and with this comes inconsistent performances. Despite being level headed, he can sometimes be overeager to impress with the ball and without. Mistimed tackles, losing balls in important areas and losing the ball high up to name a few but this is something you come to expect from a young player. These aren’t areas for concern though, with more experience and guidance he’ll learn when to pass, when to come out with the ball and when to get tight to the opposition.
https://focusonleeds.com/2020/02/04/cha ... formances/