Bruce Arena: Buchanan’s athletic ability and technique perfect for Inter Milan

Speculation is growing about the potential arrival of Tajon Buchanan at Inter Milan, prompting Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport to reach out to Bruce Arena, former coach of the USA’s national team and Buchanan’s former manager at New England Revolution.

Bruce Arena recalled the first time he encountered Buchanan in 2019. He commented on the player’s youthfulness, athleticism, and technical skill. Arena was impressed with the combination of these attributes at such a young age, which he described as rare.

“When he moved to Bruges, his path to a great career was plotted, and this is just the next step. I have no doubt about his value,” Arena told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Discussing Buchanan’s potential transition to Inter’s tactics, Arena noted that the player is likely to fit well into the Italian club’s 3-5-2 system, which he’s also used to at the national level.

“Buchanan is very strong in one-on-one situations, he likes to beat the defender marking him with his speed and if there’s one thing he’s greatly improved, it’s his assist ability. Of course, he will need to adapt, as football in Italy is a different world,” added Arena.

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