Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has been quoted by the Daily Star explaining what he sees as the main benefit of Fabio Borini signing for the club.
The Black Cats announced the Italian as a capture from Liverpool before the close of the summer transfer window in a deal which the paper suggests could be worth more than £9 million.
He provides a much needed boost to the squad and hopefully he can turn his Premier League career around with some goals, which will also help the side to recover after a difficult start to the season.
“Fabio is a great addition to the squad who will make our front line stronger,” Advocaat is quoted by the Daily Star.
“He can play in a number of attacking positions which is a huge benefit to the team.”
Importance of consistency
It will be tempting for Advocaat to get Borini into the team by any means possible because of the different options and threats he creates in attack.
However, the manager has to try and be consistent where possible in terms of how he uses Borini.
It’s difficult for even the most experienced players to remain constantly effective when their position is changing so frequently.
What Borini needs is a settled run of games with a very specific role, which allows him to build up the belief and confidence that he wasn’t able to show through recent years as a Liverpool owned player.