- Feb 11, 2014
I did notice today he seemed to play a little better when he was on the left hand side after the subs were made than when he played on right. I wonder if his confidence is shot by the rise of Garnacho and the arrival of Hojland. Regardless I honestly don't think he level of performance this season has been acceptable, especially effort wise.Dunno about the press but the fans (on here) have been ripping him a new one all season long. I’ve been very critical of him myself. And his attitude has annoyed me more than anything. I just happen think he’s played a bit better and worked harder a bit over the last couple of weeks. Today he was tracking back when needed, dribbled down blind alleys a lot less than usual, put some decent balls into the box (one of which very nearly set up a goal if it wasn’t for an amazing save by their keeper and another which ended up in our only goal) and slipped some nice passes inside their fullback. It was a solid 6 or 7 out of 10 performance.