Thiago makes the team better, but that doesn't equal the idea that Gini is no longer important. He still brings value.
I think there’s something you don’t understand. Let me help you.
Based on an entirely new management style I learnt recently, which is really cutting edge, no one has used it yet, so modern, it’s going to be the next big trend over the next few years, every good manager is going to be doing like this...
You bring in a Thiago. He walks into the first team. Someone loses his place at Thiago’s benefit. Because Thiago is also human, imperfect. He will have off days. When he does, punish him to the bench. Argue that there’s no one pushing him for the starting role and he’s getting complacent. Support your argument by saying there’s no one on the bench good enough to provide real competition for Thiago. Mention how poor your bench and the disappointing Thiago is. Talk down on your players.
Then, the grass is always greener on the other side. Praise whichever team that looks infallible including the coaches and the players. Talk up every player outside of your own team as if your team is useless. Because it seems like only other players apart from your team are the solution. Advocate getting rid your bench in attempt to upgrade them to world class first team players. And to keep everyone happy, you’ll implement the buzzword called rotation as the answer. In actual fact, it’s punishment in the name of the great rotation.
And you’re confident of telling these world class players they’ll be playing only 50% of all matches because you’ll need to keep the other world class lad happy. Or they’ll get to play when you decide to punish the other world class lad.
Goals and appearance bonuses? This new management style has yet to incorporate it. So I guess the players remuneration will sort itself out automatically. Or you just tell them to suck it up and lose those because you decided to punish them.
Hope enlightenment to this new unproven management style will help to explain why Gini is no longer important. It’s therefore important that we sell him now to collect back some ££££.
Oh wait. I think I remember that I found perpetual success of this management style on a simulator. My team was invincible. 100% win rate. Partly because I cheated by not progressing if I dropped a single point.