That's because the press from the front was non existent, that's my whole point. We looked off the pace as a unit, Harry leads that press, and if he's not 100 per cent fit he obviously won't be pressing effectively.
If he's fit he starts all day long, obviously. But if he isn't quite fit enough...
Yes, like i do it everyweek.
Kane looks way off the pace to me, and if he hasn't improved his fitness by the weekend I wouldn't start him as it's affecting our pressing game as a unit.
I mean is it only me that thinks we've looked really lethargic against City and Brighton?
You would think...
At the moment, recovery pace would be the height of it. Robust in the tackle perhaps.
But clumsy and on the ball in attacking areas is painful to watch - at the moment I stress.
Poch got a big project on his hands here.
Jesus Aurier was horrific. Nevermind the awful.decision making from a defensive point of view but it got to the point where I was praying the ball wouldn't be fed out to him.
In a system where we rely on our full backs to attack effectively in the wider areas Poch has one hell of a fucking job...