A mixed pre season. There should be no doubt that we need defenders after this but fitness and performance is the most important. We have to hope Holding and Bellerin return to 2017 FA Cup final beast mode and Tierney can make a sonar level impact.
I don't see how you can blame Mustafi for the goal.
I've watched the goal multiple times now and sometimes you just need to accept a good goal when you see one. Barca players goes in the channel and (rightly so) forces Mustafi to respond, they then play a high ball behind and Chambers (rightly so) follows, yet Suarez does a first timer that requires insane amounts of technical ability.
But sure.. easier to just label Mustafi as a tool if you don't know football. If you want to be a perfectionist i'd say Chambers has to do better. The first second he runs the wrong way completely misunderstanding the direction of the ball and coming late.
Wtf were some people watching. Chambers is terrible. He gets twisted inside out, he is slow and nervous on the ball and his positioning is shocking.
Willock was tracking runners and clearing the ball off the damn goal line. What were our other midfielders doing? I watched Xhaka press the opposition centre back and then jog back to his position like he accomplished something. I watched Guendouzi being unable to make a tackle going backwards.
Torreira, Ceballos and Willock needs to be the midfield 3.
Yet still a laps on concentration cost a goal. AMN in a nutshell.
He plays really well and switches off. It is better to hide out at RB but it is no wonder why he doesn’t get a look in within midfield. Having said that Xhaka starts week in week out so you’d think big lapses aren’t that big of a deal at AFC.
That goals on Leno more than it is AMN for me, I've no idea why he's rushing out like that when it's clearly AMN's ball and AMN simply can't leave it for Leno because the Barca left-back is coming in. If Leno just stays then this incident doesn't happen. It doesn't even seem like Leno gives AMN a shout either.