In the Danger Zone.
- Feb 10, 2009
Okay, well we've got a couple of players who can do that already, so that helps. I agree, the midfield looks better with a player like that in it.Someone who can move with the ball, create, hold possession. First touch and technique and the ability to face play and bypass a press. doesn't matter which exact position.
Where I disagree is your idea that there's no space for Henderson as an 8, or that's it's 'critical' he's replaced by that type of player. We've just gone throughout this season without Chamberlain and with Keita struggling for a lot of it, yet we've reached 97 points and a CL final. Our results and performances with Henderson in said role have been fantastic, so why he would be classed as 'inadequate' is beyond me. Had you said not 'ideal', I could have understood and that would have led to better discourse.
So no, it's definitely not 'critical' at all. Where this discussion loses interest is your determination to make this some major issue. It just isn't.
The issue is balancing the two 8s. Wijanldum and Milner as a pair didn't work well at all this season, and that was the main issue we had with our midfield. Most of our other midfield '3' combinations have looked pretty good. With Chamberlain coming back that should allow us an even better balanced group to pick from.
Another classy midfielder being signed would be excellent, I don't think you would find any opposition here against that. But the current group have done well too, and it's a little silly to suggest otherwise.