Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

PSG are making a move for Inter Milan’s Skriniar as they look to strengthen their defence. The Parisians are looking for an experienced defender to bolster their backline, and Skriniar has the potential to be a solid addition. Skriniar brings a wealth of experience, having played for Inter Milan since 2017, and he has been a consistent performer in Serie A. He is also capable of playing as either a centre-back or a right-back, which could be of great value to PSG. The Parisians are looking to strengthen their defence and Skriniar could be the perfect addition to help them do so. Below, we look at some of the player’s stats for Inter Milan over the seasons.

Overall performance in Seria A 2022/23

Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Skriniar usually plays at right centre back, but on rare occasions, he can also slot in as the right back or full back. The viz above shows the percentile rank of the player’s stats compared to other right-backs in the Italian top flight for the 2022–23 season. He has played 19 matches for his club in Serie A 2022/23. Inter Milan likes to play out from the back, and Skriniar ranks in the top 98.9 percentile for passes received per 90 minutes and in the top 91.3 percentile for accurate passes. Other areas where the veteran player does well include expected goal contribution, opponent’s penalty area touches, passes per 90, and positioning. Skriniar is not performing well in terms of winning defensive and aerial duels and ranks very low this season.

Skriniar during 2021/22

Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

Skriniar played a total of 35 matches for Inter Milan in the 2021/22 Seria A campaign. He played a monumental role in their fight for glory last season. Inter Milan were in red-hot form and finished the season having conceded only 31 goals. It can be seen that Skriniar performed well in the department of maintaining possession as well as contributing heavily to the attack. He was also in much better form in terms of winning defensive duels in the 2021/22 season as compared to his current campaign.

Passing and positioning

Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

The above viz is a representation of the passes made by the player. It can be seen that most of his work rate is again on the right side of the defence and in the middle third of the pitch. The player makes 60.6 passes per 90 with 91% accuracy. Additionally, he makes 5.17 passes into the final third on average. Skriniar makes 19.85 forward passes with 84.3% accuracy per 90 minutes. He possesses fine passing ability in terms of passes attempted and pass accuracy. He provides a trustworthy option in defence as a man with plenty of experience in the back and often tends to show maturity on the pitch by leading the backline.

Skriniar in defence

Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

As a right centre-back, Skriniar’s defensive gameplay is decent. From the viz above we can see that his average position along the defensive line is well within his own half. The player makes 8.92 recoveries and 4.12 interceptions per match. Furthermore, he contests 11.93 defensive duels with a win rate of 51.8%. As for aerial duels, the centre-back contests 2.11 per match with a 47.5% win rate.

He has a shot block xG of 0.78 and has blocked ten shots. Most of his blocks have come from inside the box, but some are also outside the box. He averages 1.58 clearances per 90 minutes and 0.8 shot blocks per 90 minutes. The Inter centre back makes maximum tackles in the defensive third, in and around the box.

Could he replace the former Madrid captain?

Milan Skriniar PSG Ligue 1 2022/23 Data Stats Analysis

The viz above compares the performances of Milan Skriniar and Sergio Ramos in their respective leagues. It can be observed that both players outperform each other in a few areas, but the Inter Milan right-back is yet to achieve the greatness to match the likes of Sergio Ramos. Skriniar has better stats for goal contribution, positioning, and passes received per 90 minutes. Ramos has appeared in 18 Ligue 1 matches and is coming to the end of his illustrious career. Skriniar will act as a good replacement for the ageing Ramos and might also be the one who helps PSG in defence in their European quest.

In conclusion, Skriniar is a highlyrated centreback who has been one of the best defenders in Serie A for the past few years and has plenty of experience in the Champions League. With the likes of Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos already in the team, Skriniar could be the perfect addition to the back line that would help PSG compete for major trophies.

Visuals via TFA data viz engine