- Apr 20, 2015
He did well in close situations however his positioning relative to our other defenders (ie VVD) at times was poor meaning VVD, TAA and Robertson were having to work harder than necessary. He also got shouted at by VVD a lot relative to this imo.Judging players seems to be a difficult job.
Here on the performance of Matip is rated highly.
Talked today with that earlier Bayern player who was in the stadium
He told me that Matip had a very bad game. Matip also wasn’t rated high in some German newspapers.
Seems it all depends on the point of view.
He's always had a tendance to be too deep recently hehas been better over this but against Bayern it was obvious at least to me he was a little deep on a number of ocassions that caused problems. Still much better than he used to be. I still remember our previous season where he was so bad Klopp completely changed our defensive system which fucked Lovren up and was the principle reason for Lovrens Spurs performance. This is a problem for the Matip VVD partnership as VVD plays so much better as cover yet when Matip plays Matip is cover.
Hope you enjoyed my ramblings.