Survived Aubamazette And Lived To Talk About It
Well thats what Arteta does as he does with Auba. Work them hard but also dull them.It says alot when we are talking about his defensive display against norwich. Im happy he is putting the workrate in but also bemused in why we are having to use his energy and quality in that area of the pitch against norwich. Massive alarm bells are ringing for me when 4 defenders and 2 midfielders are deemed not enough to stop pukki.
Long term my worry for Ødegaard is we wont see him have freedom in the final 3rd enough to be the magician to get the front 3 playing ball.
Great work today I thought. Was my favorite player in the game, seemed to be a step ahead most of the time. I just need him to sort it out in the final 3rd (as with the rest of the attack, but honestly I think it's a Mikel problem).
You can say that about most players tbf.Makes you realize how special Özil was when you watch this guy. Good player with great potential but lacks the X factor Özil had.
Yeah, but Özil never chased back to defend a counter attack. Ødegaard is the modern midfielder in that regard, knows the defensive side of the game too. As a specialist 10 Özil was best in the world, no doubt.Makes you realize how special Özil was when you watch this guy. Good player with great potential but lacks the X factor Özil had.
I want to disagree with you but my heart seemed to agree with you. Increased work rate but less end product. Somehow collectively its not like we got better defensively....we can only be successful if our pressing does actually create chances for us ala Liverpool despite lack of creativity from the middle.Well thats what Arteta does as he does with Auba. Work them hard but also dull them.