Not confident and wasn't going to stay out to watch but can't help myself. I think going out of the FA Cup may have changed things given Jose's ego. Hoping but not expecting and putting sleep first if we capitulate first half. 🤞
Playing tactics that suit our players might be a start. We'd be doing a lot better with a bit of Harry's "Just run around a bit and express yourselves". We are shit off the ball so play a possession game. No brainer.
Because Davies had an ok game apart from the pen. Aurier was and always is a walking disaster that gives the ball away, has no positional sense and can't be arsed to cover his own position. Honestly, a right back that is worse than a right winger covering a right back would be. Awful player...
Why oh why is Aurier always higher up the pitch than most of our midfield when we are defending? Put Tanganga on at RB and let one of our midfielders get forward and give us a chance of taking the game to them occasionally.
I saw him up on the left wing inside Southamptons half in the first half. I am pretty sure he wouldn't have been if told to sit. I think he's a victim of the system. Our new players are more suited to that.
Still think he's a good player. Maybe a return to RB or a utility?
That was poor. He has talent but with that physique and attitude he won't cut it in the Prem. Could be a game changer in the Champs league but what manager would start him in those games when he can't pick up the slack in others.
He learned his football in Portugal, was very good in our back line as a CD or CM when we played slow from the back with time on the ball.
This is different. Inviting teams on, quick transition etc. He's a good player. Just not in this system.