- Jun 26, 2012
I know Winks job is to keep the ball moving and to help us transition between defense and attack, and not necessarily make incisive passes forward but I think he could manage it if the players ahead of him were making intelligent runs.
It can be frustrating when we transition from defense to midfield fairly quickly then we labor to get the ball into the final third, giving teams a chance to regroup and defend in numbers.
If we do indeed end up losing Eriksen, the bulk of our creativity as a team will come from the middle of the park. So Winks, Lo Celso and Ndombele will have to make up for his passing and vision collectively. This will be impossible if the players ahead of them don't make the runs and movement needed to unsettle and disband a stubborn defense. We will once again revert to crossing the ball into the box, and that's not how we are going to win any titles.
This has happened on a few occasions (mostly beginning of the season I'll admit) and I really think it's something we can work on and improve. Which is incredible, because we are playing at such a high level that we have to find small issues to improve upon because we play so well as it is.