Got Swerved By Gallas
Wonder how Mikel will use him this year?
He's poor defensively and looks so scared of making a mistake that he's now pretty useless going forward. For such a tough looking guy, he's missed a bit with injuries too. I'd sell in a heartbeat.
I was aware and yes he has his moments when he pushes the opposition back but a lot of his crosses were to nobody in particular, hence the praise when KT actually got his head up and placed his crosses. He has been poor going forward and he's looked scared to death trying to pass forward and that's not good enough. He's not a scapegoat for me but I'm scared when he's defending and it seems a waste when he's attacking. No point keeping him to play in one system only. I really liked his first season and some games under Emery but not so much now.You are aware that he’s been played as a centre back after coming back from the covid break, right? Before the break he was doing well at wingback. I recall him terrorising Man Utd down the wing. Not saying we should keep him but “useless going forward” is one big stretch.