Former coach: Thomas is excellent offensive and defensive,I believe he can succeed at Arsenal

News on October 7 Before,Thomas officially transferred from Atletico Madrid to Arsenal,Subsequently,Javi Ba?os (Javi Ba?os, who coached Thomas in the Atletico youth team)ños) accepted an interview with Sky Sports.Banos said,Thomas is a very mature player,And his maturity does not even match his age.Banos also said,Thomas performed very well both offensively and defensively.And he is ready to succeed in a big club like Arsenal.

Banos mentioned:“When I coached Thomas,I soon discovered that he is a mature young player who is not in line with his age.”

“the most important is,Thomas had a very strong passing ability at the time.He did a great job on the last pass,Thomas covers a large area on the court,He can execute the tactics the coach has arranged for him very well.”

Before going to the Atletico Madrid youth training camp,Thomas has been playing for the local team in Ghana,Atletico then went to Ghana to inspect Thomas.Subsequently,Atletico Madrid invited Thomas to join the youth academy,Thomas just packed his luggage at the time,Without telling his family,He went directly to the Atletico Madrid youth training camp.Subsequently,Thomas got a contract for his good performance in the youth academy.In this regard,Banos said:“There were many outstanding players in the Atletico youth team,these years,I have had the privilege of coaching outstanding players such as Lucas Hernandez and De Gea.”

“In fact,Thomas may be the most promising player I have ever coached.”

Thomas was noticed by the first team when he played for Atletico U19.And when Atletico went to Colombia to participate in the preseason,He was even promoted to the first team.In this regard,Banos said:“Thomas is a very good player,His maturity does not match his age.”

“Thomas has always been self-disciplined,And Thomas has always been able to appreciate and respect those who have helped him.”

“I can remember now,Thomas shakes hands with the coach after each training session.He will thank the coach,In the locker room,Thomas has always been a very well-behaved boy.”

“Thomas grew up step by step in Atletico,And he eventually became a stable starter,And this is the result of Thomas’ hard work.”

“of course,I think Thomas still has a lot to learn now,He sometimes loses the ball close to his own goal.And that will cause trouble for the team’s guards,I think this is where Thomas still improves.”

“When Thomas was in the youth team,His first pass ability is not very strong yet,And he was always trying to improve his first pass ability,We gave him a lot of advice.”

“Thomas has always wanted to make progress,He is a very professional player,I think this is very important for players.”

“Thomas enjoys the fun of the game,He has always been self-disciplined,I think these factors helped Thomas reach his current level.”

“Thomas’ physical fitness is excellent,His stamina is also very strong,He can bear a lot of pressure,And his current ball holding ability has also been greatly improved,at the same time,Thomas also dared to try more shots from outside the penalty area.”

“Thomas can now score 6-7 goals every season,For a midfielder like him who started from defense,Such data is already very good.”

Thomas was loaned to Almeria by Atletico Madrid,He played 32 games for Almeria that season,Scored 4 goals,Although Almeria suffered a relegation that season,But Thomas’ performance still left a deep impression on the outside world.Former Almeria head coach Sergi Barjuan (Sergi Barjuan) said:“Thomas is a young player with a strong ability to read games.And I had him served as an attacking midfielder, midfielder or even a central defender.”

“Thomas is different from other young players.Many young players want to give up after encountering difficulties.But Thomas wanted to prove his ability after encountering difficulties.”

“I think Thomas is more than just a defensive midfielder.He has made great progress in recent years,And he dared to advance and take risks on the court.”

Banos said:“There are many people around Thomas who care about him,Like his agent,Thomas’ agent has been providing great advice.”

“Thomas is also a player who knows how to wait for opportunities.He knows that some players are ahead of him,Thomas has always taken the game seriously.the most important is,He is a team player.”

Atletico coach Simeone also praised Thomas before.And after Rodri left Atletico to join Manchester City,Thomas also assumed greater responsibility in the Atletico Madrid team.Whether on the offensive or defensive end,Thomas has more things to do.Banos said:“I think the place where Thomas has improved the most in recent years is his last pass.”

“Thomas is now more than just a defensive midfielder,His offensive ability and shooting skills have been greatly improved.”

“In general,Thomas is a young man who does everything well.”

Atletico defender Trippier also praised Thomas in previous interviews.Trippier said at the time:“Before I joined Atletico Madrid,I haven’t realized what a good player Thomas is.”

“His physical fitness is really great,Thomas’ performance in the game was incredible,I think,If Thomas went to the Premier League,He is also fully able to adapt to the rhythm of the Premier League.”

Banos also talked about Thomas joining Arsenal.He said:“I keep saying,Thomas is very suitable for Bundesliga or Premier League,His playing style can perfectly fit the Bundesliga and Premier League.”

“I think Thomas can succeed in a big club like Arsenal,He has this ability.”

Banos also mentioned,Thomas is a player with leadership skills,Thomas used to help young players in Ghana before.Banos said:“Thomas has been helping young players in Ghana.”

“He gave those young players a chance,And those players have the opportunity to come to Spain from Ghana to play,Just like Thomas did.”