Fab was allowed to look better by their poor play in the second half. He can build on that half though. Bobby had an off-day. Still a really dangerous player.Milner MOTM. Pretty unconvincing again, Fabinho and Firmino are both performing way below their actual levels of late and it’s harming us at both ends of the pitch. Did well to come back from behind in the first half faced with some abysmal officiating. In the second half we allowed the game to drift again and created very little. Relieved to get over the line, only three more wins to go now.
However, not convinced we are going to get past Atletico playing like this. We look suspect at the back and lacking a spark going forward. Can’t think of anybody in the side who’s really in any kind of form right now.
We've had some real success with it this season, so it's not a problem in itself.Does anyone know why we now appear to be a long ball team? 5th highest long ball % in the league apparently.
Just seems weird since we’ve gone “route one” Bobby seems completely off his game, like his build up ability has gone.
We lose the ball so much with aimless punts into space behind.
Hi Maria, sorry for not answering in the pre-match thread, I didn't get in there anymore.You don't think it is a mental block is it?
I get that, its a great tool and as you say we’ve had some success but I dont get why it seems all we do.. Just seems our front 3 are a bit starved of being part of the build up, and a lot of that is having them chase down a lot of aimless punts.We've had some real success with it this season, so it's not a problem in itself.
The issues arise when teams sit really deep and we still try it or run out of ideas otherwise. Something we need to adapt to and improve on.