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Can somebody explain to me what an "overflow winger" is?

I read today NKoudou is going on loan to Burnley. Mauricio Pochettino is said to prefer "winger-leaders" like Lamela and Eriksen to "overflow wingers".

The only reference to this term I have found online is when discussion Thierry Henry's previous position at Monaco when he played on the wing.

I guess "overflow-winger" describes a traditional winger, a role taken over by the wing-back in a lot of modern teams (like Tottenham). But I wonder if somebody out there knows for sure.

NKoudou to go on loan to Burnley

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The term originates from French ("ailier de débordement") and got probably translated badly in the process.

If my French isn't too rusty you're right and it's just a term for a traditional Winger who's main purpose is to overrun and escape the defenders (not "overflow" them). (See this article)

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