- Aug 31, 2012
I dont think he has ever been the same since he found out we dont really have a cheese room.
I think that's the correct approach. I think a lot of the times we get hung up on here about something being "right" or "wrong" when there really are so many variables at play. Maybe he's had a hard time making the cultural shifts. Maybe he's not really motivated for *wavey hands* "reasons". Maybe there's something to do with injuries. It's honestly probably a combination of all 3 and probably some others we'd have never thought of.Even if he plays a bit part role until the end of the season we won’t know for sure about Jose’s thoughts on him until the start of next season when he’s had a pre season with hopefully a better diet and attitude towards his fitness. If he doesn’t start at that point then that will be the sign that something is wrong.
The OP said Eriksen is the only creator in our squad from the Poch era. Nobody said Eriksen wasn't our best creator but guess what if you only have one creative player they get man marked and you don't create. The whole team has to make runs and gel for the creation to come off. Oh and by the way Eriksen was so desired that when available for 20m only inter milan were in for him.Hey Dan, I disagree strongly. Why are creative players so coveted?
De Bruyne and Eriksen are up there with the most desirable players in the top 5 leagues precisely because of the number of key chances they create.
Dele can create 'a bit,' and yet he's not talked about in the same breath as De Bruyne or Sancho, D.Silva, B. Silva, or Ziyech.
We watched the Poch team over 5.5 years and everyone concluded that when Eriksen was off-form, we sucked.
Why does this fanbase revere Hoddle, for instance?
To suggest that a team of the Diers and Winks of this world playing recycla-ball would fare as well creatively as a team with Lo Celso and Ndombele in it is ridiculous. Creative players make the difference. For one thing, recycla-ball is boring as hell.
Then he can’t start. We aren’t in a position to carry a luxury player.Has to start vs Leipzig, him and Lo Celso together instantly make us one of the more creative teams out there and Ndombele can also score goals from distance. Someone will have to cover for him defensively though, he doesn't have enough stamina to play on both sides of the pitch.
I didn’t comment on either. But the idea that we should pick a guy who can’t run for 90 mins is not the solution. If he’s fit, great, he plays. If he is in the same shape as before the break, half an hour is his useful limit
Lo Celso is a 100% starter? For you or for Mourinho?The issue also is he doesnt have an automatic slot. He can play in either a midfield 2 or a midfield 3. Lo Celso is 100% starter. Dele is 100% starter. Winks is probably 70%
He reportedly earns £200k a week and cost us over £50M... I guess you'll struggle to find a club that will take a player off our hands on those terms, if his only season has been 'a bit of a disaster'.I honestly think it’s 50 50 whether he’s with us next season and I’m leaning slightly towards him being sold. Especially if we need to raise funds for other positions, because let’s be truthful, his first season has been a bit of a disaster.
We wouldn't be out of possession if we retained the ball better. Less running. Perfect for N'Dombele, shite for the statzone bloke who fucking LOVES Dele's pointless running around.He can't run. When we're out of possession he trots back like he's ready to pass out. Until he adds some intensity to his game he is a liabilty.