- Oct 19, 2004
That goes for our passing too, you will often hear about players who 'only pass sideways', as if those sideways and backwards pass don't matter. They do, every last one of them. When teams sit deep we have to manouvre the ball around the pitch, sideways, backwards time and again, tempting the opposition out, pulling them around the park. Eventually one will break rank and leave a pocket of space, or make a mistake like Baines did last night. It's tiring them out mentally and physically, the second goal came around because no one went to close down BAE which is unusual for Everton who are a well drilled hard working team - we eventually ground them down.