When later asked whether Garnacho’s fearlessness in possession was his key quality, Ten Hag explained that while he agrees that is a key part of our no.49’s game, that there are plenty of other attributes he brings to the table, too.
He added: “This is one of his skills, but definitely it’s a great skill when you’re fearless, when you’re brave.
“It’s a skill so specific there are not so many players in world football who can take players on or capable, they just go play and just outplay and out-dribble them. And that skill, he has. But he has more skills than only that, for example, finishing.
“But also, I see he has big energy, he is fast, he has speed, but he can keep running, for 90 minutes, for 120 minutes, it doesn’t matter how long, he can do it.”