- Mar 22, 2017
Oh just been told Hamstring for Rashford. Groin for Martinez and Martial wasn't on the bench. Assumed he was with where he's sitting.
Eriksen was absolute class. He influences games with his passing and he did that today.
But he wasn't the only player that had a lull in the game.I fully agree he can influence games with his passing. But he had a 20 minute lull in the second half that could have cost us.
He isn't a central midfielder. McT was left there alone and Eriksen couldn't keep up with the pace of Arsenal. We can ignore it but it's going to hurt us.
Off the ball he's a liability.
Tbh I also thought we saw the difference between an inexperienced manager and a top manager. One threw players on and completely lost their shape whilst the other tightened his defence but kept an attacking threat. Felt ETH deserves credit
He was the main culprit. They were walking through us because he offered nothing defensively which put pressure on us. McT at the time was a one man midfield.
I agree in the sense that every time arsenal came forward there was no midfield blocker and mctom seemed to drift back into a back 6...I would like to see a better balance there...but buzzing with the winI'm not going in as hard as you on Eriksen, but despite the pundits raving about his performance, this is what I felt during the match as well. On the ball, and given time and space, he can pull the strings as he did for two of the goals, but we've seen him targeted a few times and he can give the ball away in dangerous positions and become a defensive liability.
I'm not going in as hard as you on Eriksen, but despite the pundits raving about his performance, this is what I felt during the match as well. On the ball, and given time and space, he can pull the strings as he did for two of the goals, but we've seen him targeted a few times and he can give the ball away in dangerous positions and become a defensive liability.
Oh don’t get me wrong he wasn’t perfect and I’m blinded to his deficiencies on the defensive side of his game - but what he did do in an attacking sense influenced the game. There wasn’t another player on the pitch that could of played the pass to Bruno for the first goal with such precision.I get wanting to ignore the issues because we won. But it could have cost us the game.
He played very well in spells but he can't do it for 90 minutes. If he's going to play, play him in his position and remove the defensive duties that he can't do.
I get the thinking behind the subs but they were creating opportunities at will even at 2-1 down. Just seemed like using three subs for the sake of using them.I like it from Arteta. May as well lose by 2 and go for it than lose 2-1.
Neville still adament it's not a foul along with Hasselbaink. I don't think we turn the game around having gone 1-0 down and escaped with one today.
As Neville said it should be judged in real speed not slowed down.