mental. We were literally dragging the last few good performances from him while he was totally fresh and we could have let him go and freed up wages for someone younger and potentially better. Totally fair. Thanks very much. 3 year deal. Typical!One of the most baffling things the club did was give a new contract after 3 good games in two years.
Even more baffling was the smooth brained goldfishes in our fan base acting like it was brilliant news.
Yes he can more than replace Matic and is ideal for a team that wants to apply high pressure because he can enforce and resist pressure to a high level. He's also someone that can dominate defensive zones which allows the team to flood the opponents half and create overloads.How good is Denis Zakaria? He plays as DM for Borussia Monchengladbach and seems to be good? If good he can replace Matic?
Him and Kalvin Phillips are the players I'm looking at.How good is Denis Zakaria? He plays as DM for Borussia Monchengladbach and seems to be good? If good he can replace Matic?
That’s not how Nagelsmann plays his CDM to be honest. His midfield or CDM are more box to box with high work rate and press. Someone who likes to cover lot of ground and press. His centre back tends to moves further up, he relies lot on his centre back to build up the play from the back and push his midfield up.Him and Kalvin Phillips are the players I'm looking at.
Our tactics now under Ole or in the future with a managers like Poch or Nagelsmann or Rose is going to need a CDM that can drop in to CB to make a back 2 in to a temporary back 3 like how dier does it at spurs.
Zakaria has good passing abilities, very good tackling abilities but what impresses me the most is his ability to be quick on the dribble when he has the ball in deep areas and he makes a marauding run from defence all the way to AM positions.
Kalvin Phillips on the other hand, I see him do less running but moves the ball out much more through his passing as a CB/CDM player than runs that Zakaria makes.