- Jul 20, 2016
- Real Madrid
Think he gave a foul on the defender but it was a ridiculous decision. Wait for the play to end before blowing ffs
Meret makes it 2-0
Meret makes it 2-0
I don't get your point, you can see situations like that in every league.. This season I only follow Serie A, M. United, Paris SG and Real Madrid but I chose to watch some PL league matches the last 2 weeks and this was one of the first goal I saw:Am I being harsh, foolish, naive, and demonstrating that I haven't got a clue about football here, when I say the defending here is woeful
Chelsea have been absolutely shocking at defending this year. Even though they're 4th on the table they're closer to the last team than first. In 1 months time they've lost to WHU ,Bournemouth and Southampton at Home and Everton away. All due to poor defending.I don't get your point, you can see situations like that in every league.. This season I only follow Serie A, M. United, Paris SG and Real Madrid but I chose to watch some PL league matches the last 2 weeks and this was one of the first goal I saw:
Even worse defending than the 2nd video you posted.
Or just to take another league: Ligue 1. Paris SG last game of the year.. This is the way Amiens were defending in a normal situation:
Both wingers, midfield trio, LB.... To me that's awful from almost everyone there.. Di Maria completely free to receive the ball and play 5 v 4
You can post stuff like this every week from every league..
Was it shite though? The slip was unprecedented, and left the defence exposed. Even so, at one point it looks like the defence have it covered with the run of Martinez being tracked, and Allan closing down the distance. Perhaps the defender with the closest distance could have been considerably tighter to Lukaku, and perhaps that may have put him off. They didn't get much help from Fabian Ruiz's attempt at tracking back ... in just the 13th minute too!! reminds me of clips I saw from William Carvalho. On one hand, the lack of pressure on Lukaku gives him all the time in the world to decide what he's going to do. Conversely, the feint of Lukaku just happened to be when Hysaj had just completed the signal to track Martinez. That unfortunate timing was enough for Lukaku's feint to leave him completely out of balance. Given it was Lukaku that made the hand gesture for Martinez to make the diversion run, I put that down to Lukaku orchestrating the whole situation. Whilst it was a great individual goal, and a great example of the Lukaku/Martinez being synchronised, the lack of pressure from Ruiz, and Hysaj not getting to Lukaku quicker was enough to put Lukaku in the driving seat.Of course it's shite in thsose situations, but you see that in every league from time to time. Watch United and you'll see even worse at times.
The most noticeable thing for me here is the fear factor of Ronaldo. The full back immediately backs away from him, as if he's fully expecting Ronaldo to outpace him. You can tell Ronaldo has had a good game up to that point, with the way that defender was bloody petrified. That lack of pressure essentially positions Ronaldo to make his mind up, releasing Higuain. In a way, that moment reminded me of Henry, when players that tried to get too tight to him would get embarrassed, they would take the opposite approach and back off him, and a pass from Henry would eliminate them from the game as he constantly had an awareness of his surroundings when the ball was at his feet. Even once Higuain has the ball, it still shouldn't be ending up in a goal, and the goalkeeper has got to be doing better.Cagliari were losing 2-0 in Turin and were kind of in the process of giving up
Basically, I'm asking if it's a harsh assessment from myself to describe the defending as woeful in those isolated clips.I don't get your point
Napoli's isn't woeful but it's not good either, individually(hysaj on lukaku, and the backtracking by the midfielders). Cagliari's is pretty bad collectivelyBasically, I'm asking if it's a harsh assessment from myself to describe the defending as woeful in those isolated clips.
Ruiz gets a lot of hype (especially on here) but I've never been a fan. Even when he was at Betis. Ceballos was a bigger talent than him, and had better performances at Betis, but he's not great either.I feel sorry for Napoli, they've played quite well today, same against Inter but conceded 4 hilarious goals..
Fabian Ruiz is trash as DM/DLP, hope the last 2 signings Demme (DM) and Lobotka (DLP) can help Napoli, Italian football need them in Europe..
In fairness, if you didn't specifically look at lautaro's arm it's very hard to spotAtalanta should have had a penalty and Lautaro been sent off. Crazy how VAR didn't spot that
They're the best team in the league on a technical level and maybe even physically. They don't have the grit of Juve, Lazio or Inter though.In fairness, if you didn't specifically look at lautaro's arm it's very hard to spot
Still a bad look for VAR
Atalanta's fitness levels right now are insane. Completely run over inter in the second half. They're also stupidly good technically, honestly i don't know how they're not challenging for the title right now, might well be the best team in the league