This is a straw man and a poor attempt to save face. What multiple posters are trying to tell you is the team with the most possession with most likely win, and it's true. You keep attempting to dance around this and claim that everyone is saying that possession ONLY matters, which is pure garbage.Posters above are saying possession stats matter in evaluating which team played a better game, I say they don‘t. Whoever creates the best chances is playing the better game. We had tons of games like that this season.
Ten Hag is often not prioritizing possession right now, but chooses tactics that will most probably win us the game. Against Brighton in the first half we had the best opportunities, but less possession. That was deliberate.
Yet some are counting lower possession stats against us in evaluating our performances, even if we created better chances. That is bollocks.
Saying ‚possession does matter on average‘ makes no sense. It does not matter on its own. You could say ‚pressing matters on average‘. No it fecking doesn‘t make sense.
If you control possession but create less chances than the opponent, you aren‘t controlling the game.
Possession is a tool for a team, not a measure by which you determine which team is playing better.
I literally showed you a study showing that possession has a strong correlation with the winner of a match and the more possession is in a team's favor the more likely they are to win. You are just arguing nonsense with absolutely nothing to back it up.