In the Danger Zone.
- Feb 10, 2009
That was Ljinders a couple of months ago. The way we've played for the last two years or so has been mightily effective, but there have been signs from the resumption after the winter break (February) that some teams are starting to find it a bit easier to defend against us and we're also starting to look more vulnerable to the counter attack.Every opponent makes the middle closed for us, so the space is on the sides. Openings must come from there.
Trent and Robbo literally give us wings. But the rotten thing is: teams are already trying to stop that.
It is up to us to remain unpredictable. We have used the corona time to good effect.
There was time to work on new variants, bringing boys in a different role and in different spaces in training and seeing what the effect is.
Wijnaldum leaving poses a challenge but also forces our hand into trying new things. Tweaking what we do by playing more through the midfield is a risk but with players like Thiago and Keita at least we'd be giving it every chance to succeed.