When you’re searching “easy” money to win, you use to bet on Man Utd, Chelsea and why not Arsenal. Because you know that, mainly, however they play, they finally win… Especially against small teams, you know it’s almost the same thing: they win inevitably (95%)…
Yesterday, we were playing a “small” team which will surely be back in First Division next season. We were at home, with our fans, with only Cole missing as key player. So, before the match, what are we afraid of ? You know that, as Man U and Chelsea do, with an offense tactic, WBA will be easily KO.
But we started with two defensive midfielders, and we made a poor performance… We were poor technically, physically, without bold, without creativity. We made no impact. It was a boring match… hopefully we have a world class striker !
Pepe almost nothing to do. In defense, even if Agger and Carra made a good match, Skrtel was very limit (we could have a penalty against us for pulling shirt). Johnson as usual, was poor (this player should play right midfielder !).
But the worst was, again, thue duo: Poulsen-Lucas ! I repeat what i said after Trabz match: we don’t need two defensive midfielders if we are ambitious ! Lucas Poulsen duo will never give you the balls to start offensive actions, because they’re almost the same players. First: tackle. Second: give the ball behind.
Lucas improved last year, and adding him Poulsen is not the right thing to do if you hope the brazilian to improve again.
Which are the teams, using two defensive midfielders, having attarctive play?
The “first” balls to make offenses were numebered and poor quality. We couldn’t expect Kirt Jova Torres and Gerrard to shine.
Talking about Steevie, Roy has to convince himself of what we all know: Steevie is not a 10, he can’t play behind a lonely striker. Each time this solution was tried, he made a dispapointing performance. While he’s brillant playing as relayer, like Xabi played before. Come on Roy, it’s written on his shirt: number 8 !
I will no talk about our offensive players, tactically, they could not expect something to shine. They surely felt frustrated… simply frustrated.
Why didn’t we start with Lucas (or Poulsen) alongside of Gerrard, with Torres and Ngog in attack? Or Torres Kuyt with Pacheco or Maxi on the wing?
Come on Roy, you promised “pass and move”. We are tired of feebly tactic. We don’t want to be frustrated again of seeing how our team play so bad while they could play with magic with bolder approach…
Obviously we signed Meireles. I only hope we will play with Gerrard in central midfield. Simply because Gerrard is better at this place. And the team is better when he plays there.
If Roy continues with too defensive midfielders, get ready to eat your nails my friends.
We only want action, pass and move, bold. We only want other teams to be feared of our offensive game…