Look at it this way, pretend that he's off for a WCQ for Paraguay, the midfield would look like this while he'd be away:
Royer Valot Muyl
It doesn't look like garbage. After all, Kaku would be away on NT duty, as would Tyler Etienne Murillo Taxi Casseres Long and Parker.
Yes, I'm greedy. But our guys are playing like absolute fucking ballers right now.