- Jul 26, 2004
To me the change in system improved us more than the change in pesronnel.I know it’s a game of opinions all all that tripe, but how can you watch that second half and not think Hojberg improved us?
And I’m In no way a Hobby fanboy, he’s usually quite wasteful and gives the ball up too easily, but yesterday he barely put a foot wrong.
Gil was isolated with Walker and very little in the way of support and Bissouma was pretty overrun basically on his own as Lo Celso was playing higher up as was Kulu, with both only occasionally dropping into a recognizable CM position.
The extra body in there allowed us to cut the gaps between defence and midfield and midfield and attack.
But yes, PEH barely put a foot wrong.
Gil had some good moments; including starting the move for the first goal. Hell he even turned Walker inside out at one point and got past him, only to then give it away because he still had little in the way of options.