TMW: Similarities between Hernandez and Bale – “Mark, cross, dribble, defend – In that order”

By Oliver Fisher -

Theo Hernandez has had just about the best start to his AC Milan career that he could have hoped for, with four goals already to his name.

His most recent tally came during Sunday’s 3-2 win over Bologna at the Stadio Renato dall’Ara. The Frenchman made a penetrating run in behind and was found by Suso’s exquisite pass, finishing after taking a touch to make it 2-0.

However, his performance at the other end of the field came under criticism. He scored an own-goal to make it 2-1 not long after scoring and conceded the penalty which ensured a nervy final few minutes for the Rossoneri.

As TMW notes, there are certain similarities that can be found between Hernandez and Gareth Bale in their style of play.

Bale recently angered a large portion of Real Madrid’s supporters by dangling a flag that had “Wales, Gold, Madrid – In that order” written on it.

The report notes how that particular motto can be adapted to fit Theo though, as his priorities are “To mark, cross, dribble, defend – In that order“.

Currently the team’s joint-top scorer with Krzysztof Piatek, the 22-year-old old shown good propensity, attitude and a desire to get forward and help create, but on the defensive side he is lacking.

Bale of course also started his career at left-back before making his way up the left side to become a winger, and he now tends to operate more on the right side.

Could we see the same happen to Theo if he continues to struggle off the ball?

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