Don’t get me wrong. I am a huge believer in athletes being athletes first and foremost. To succeed typically requires an individual to have a combination of strength, guile, tenacity and instinct etc
However there are occasionally successful players that break that mold. For me, Per is one of those. He works almost harmoniously with Kos, I find his football akin to a move in a game of chess. Well thought out, prepared and precise.
As a first choice there was always room for improvement, however much like his lumbering counterpart Giroud, as a backup option, he is sheer class.