- Jan 20, 2014
In the club's defense on this one I think I thought Darmian would work out after watching him make clever runs in behind against England in 2012 and figuring he could be a Heinze/Arbeloa/Azpilicueta style fullback who excels defensively and has enough attacking-wise to be worth 13M at the age of 25, but it seems like you need to be really fast like Kyle Walker or much better at linking play like Azpilicueta to really make an impact and be a top level fullback.Can’t believe we signed Darmian over him, if anything Trippier playing style would suit LVG football much more than Darmian. Our recruitment was so bad under LVG & Jose. Clueless and all over the place.
But yeah, we kept buying guys like him and Schneiderlin who did well in specific systems and made sense on paper, but just weren't good enough on the ball.