I agree. It is now pretty obvious that Dele needs to play more of a striker than a midfielder.
There is still a chance for Dele to keep that role and push Lo Celso in. For example if we go back to more of a 3-5-2 like:
Our CM options are all far from convincing. We need at least one in the winter and offload Vic.
Gazza - Aurier, Sanchez, Toby, Jan - Skipp, Sissoko - Lucas, Dele, Son - Kane
Austin, Foyth, Rose, Dier, Lo Celso, Sessegnon, Parrott
Sick of Eriksen
I can imagine it is like you said and it is unlikely they will be on the bench but I disagree about it is the same to be an unused sub or the 19th man. The thrill to be in contention, see your name on the big screen, go warming up and get a feeling of being a real part of it I would value much...
I know but after all its a nothing game and Jose could already have in mind who he wants to give minutes no matter what happens. If thats the case I would be happy for one of your named youth players to join them. Maybe as a surprise after their match.
I agree we should have one experienced CB (Toby or Jan) at the back but otherwise change things cause it will hardly be all youth anyway.
Players from the second string are Wanyama, Rose, Foyth, Lo Celso, KWP, Skipp, Sessegnon or Eriksen. Most of them are (hopefully) desperate to get some game...
Will be there. Before in town at Kennedys Irish Pub we will set the founding of our new official Supporters Club, the South Germany Spurs. Already approved by Donna and the club.
Already 30-40 members raring to go with more than 50% attending at the match.
You can probably add Dortmund, Man City, Bayern and maybe even Atletico to that list. He would really be stupid to move quickly now to Everton or something not fitting. It could be nearly free choice in the summer (if the clubs are interested).
For me he is still only a squad player who should come on for the last 20 minutes to run at tired legs.
He puts in an effort and this is rewarded with a long term contract but I think it just does not work often enough when he is one of the midfield two because of his technial issues.