Inclined to agree. His passing isn't good enough for him to take up that role. He slows down the play when on the ball. Sometimes wonder if he could play up front at times if Kane is injured or needs resting. Obviously not a true striker but just keep him in and around the area and dropping back slightly and having runners go beyond him, I don't know. Just find him so frustrating when he is so deep and has so much of the ball. He isn't very good in those positions.We really need to stop giving Alli this free no.10 role. I don't know what his best position is, but it's not as a no.10.
In which case it’s mid-table for the foreseeable future. Because Levy won’t change his style either. It’s also confirms where the problem lies.Think people suggesting that Jose is letting Levy see how shit it is in the hope he will spend big are either hugely optimistic or haven't been paying attention - the same was said of Poch.
Jose will have to fix this with largely what he has, as it has ever been under Levy.
I think that the key is that he has not been here that long. Personally I've written this season off. If he gets to make some signings and has a pre-season and is still struggling to instill an identity in the team then I'll be worried. Putting aside the ability of the individual players, they have not being playing cohesively on a consistent basis for a long time. Whatever is causing it, be it an imbalance in the side or something psychological or both, it's clearly going to take a while to fix.I think we are all being slightly blighted by the name.
If this football was being served up under Tim Sherwood we would be all losing our shit.
We are tactically all over the place, with our only game plan seemingly to be hit it long up to Kane and hope for a lucky knock on.
I had reservations when we first appointed Jose due to the fact I expected defensive displays with little to no attacking ingenuity.
What I'd have never expected in a million years is this unidentifiable brand of football which results in our defence being constantly exposed and little to no sustained ball control.
Obviously he has not been here long and our problems run deeper than who is our manager... Yet I can't help feeling slightly bemused when I see far less acclaimed managers getting a much finer tune out of far less talented squads.
We're just not very good. It's been a year in the making. The mentality of this team and the players playing in it have to be questioned as well.Earlier in the Christmas period Mourinho said he could make us better defensively but we would suffer attacking wise. Well, I think it’s now time he worked on that especially with Kane out for a while. Train on that ahead of the Liverpool game (surely there’s no better opposition to try that against?) and forget about the attack for a couple of weeks. The amount of goals we are shipping and the lack of structure defensively in our team is terrible. More people will moan about performances but maybe it’s necessary in the short term to get us sorted for the rest of the season.
Yet when he does play we're (generally) getting the same sort of results and performances. I think those players who look 'bad' aren't going to look any better for his presence in the team.As long as Ndombele isn't playing, we're not breaking the opposition press, and this is what we're getting. And every player will be looking bad.