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In Focus: Tom Trybull

22 May 2020

A defensive midfielder who rarely misplaces a pass, Tom Trybull has looked calm and composed in the jump up to the Premier League.

Earning himself an average pass success rate of 92.5%, one of City’s highest this season, what games has Trybull performed best in? We’ve picked out his top three… ⬇

3. AFC Bournemouth (A)

Only featuring for 40 minutes after an injured Ben Godfrey was forced off the pitch, Trybull slotted into the team well to help secure a point from the Cherries. More than ever, Trybull’s defensive midfield capabilities were crucial to the side’s fate, as no recognised centre-back was on the pitch after yet another injury.

Placing nearly every pass perfectly, as well as keeping the backline without much threat, Trybull was a reliable substitute for Daniel Farke to make.

Although the points were shared, it was much more of a relief to take one than to lose out on any. Had he have played for longer, the German midfielder would no doubt have secured a higher rating, but he still earnt a well-deserved 6.88 from Whoscored.com for his 40 minute shift.

2. Everton (A)

Another game that frequents plenty of City player’s top threes, this away win was a great team performance from all involved, rather than any single individual. From Tim Krul up to Teemu Pukki, everyone had a massive part to play in earning the Canaries’ first away win of the 2019-2020 season, including Trybull.

It was another game in which he showed his composure passing the ball around during build-up, earning a 96.2% success rate as the link between the defence and midfield alongside Alex Tettey for the full 90 minutes.

Testing the ‘keeper’s reflexes with a few shots and headers of his own, as well as squandering any attacking play from the opposition, Trybull saw himself pick up a 7.55 rating from Whoscored.com, a deserved one too for the full 90 minutes!

1. Newcastle United (H)

Although the headlines of this game were focused on Teemu Pukki’s hat-trick, City’s first in the Premier League since Efan Ekoku's, plenty of performances went under the radar in this game.

One example of this is Trybull, whose performance was key in ensuring Newcastle couldn’t convert all but one effort in front of goal. Effortless in his distribution once again, Trybull also made forward runs often, merging with the attacking midfielders to add another threat to Newcastle’s worries.

His synergy with Moritz Leitner in front of the defence was one of City’s best duo performances this season, earning Trybull his best rating so far this season at 7.82 from Whoscored.com.


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