Valencia has not been brilliant. He has been steady.
"He got 13 assists total in his first season. Not that great."
Well actually that is pretty impressive. Not sure what you are expecting from a debutant. Ronaldo certainly didn't manage that in his first season, nor did Nani for two seasons. I can't be bothered to check but I would guess that Bale, Nasri and Silva didn't manage it either.
All of those have more to their game, bar maybe bale.
Valencias job is to create goals, 13 isnt that many, especially not in 49 games.
More to their game than what? Valencia keeps the ball well, can defend, can play right back, assists and chips in with goals too. It's wingers job to create, stretch defences and score. I ask you again, which of those players had a better debut season? Answer: Valencia.
Assisted 13, scored 7. A winger contributing 20 goals is pretty damn impressive really.
Not suggesting he's the best. Just that your criticism of his first season is pretty absurd.
p.s. you say those players have more to their game then say it's his job to create goals. So f he creates (more) goals, why does it matter if he doesn't have more to his game? That's like saying a goalkeeper has more clean sheets than anyone else but isn't the world's best shot stopper.
Well joe hart kept more clean sheets last year than vds but you wouldnt say he is beter than him would you?
Not really either, his first season was average. 7 goals and 13 assists in a top team isnt a very good return. Its a decent return.
He is an average player to be sure.
Tons of assists?
What 7 hahaha