Keita is nothing like Can. Keita is virtually an AM. Imo he will struggle in a 3 in PL. very exciting to watch but very undisciplined. Think he will end up a lallana type flitting between midfield and front 3. Can is closest they have to a DM. They will definitely need to buy a DM. Pretty sure their biggest net spend under FSG is about £40m. They’ve sold a lot of star players to build a squad sterling Suarez coutinho. Revenue wise they will be behind us after stadium is up and running.
“When we equalised, we needed to bring something else in. We needed to continue to push, to go forward. I do not know what happened, I was surprised and a bit annoyed. The goal at 1-1 changed nothing for us. I felt like we needed to continue to press and play attacking football. Real Madrid were playing slowly, calmly. We moved the ball around but you cannot win by just doing that.”
Years ago we benefited from having Klinsmann, Davids, Popescu and Payet. All experienced players whom slotted straight into our starting line up. The problem with craving these sort of players these days is no one will walk straight into our starting XI.
What we’re suffering from this season is basically a lack of consistency from individual players. Last season we had a fantastic finish with the whole team consistently working their bollocks off and delivering. This season we’ve again been unlucky with key injuries but whereas players consistently very good last season, the likes of Dier, Trippier, Aurier, Alli, and even Sanchez to an extent have either been very good or a bit meh... there’s been no middle ground. It’s all fine and well saying in hindsight we would have done better if Toby and Wanyama were fit but we’ll never know. This is where Poch needs to be more proactive, bring a fit again Wanyama in for Dier, give Moura a chance (he’s a fantastic player), be more aggressive (play one holding player and utilise our attacking players against weaker teams).