Can we genetically combine Matic's composure on the ball with Fred's energy?
You could attribute partial blame to Matic for both goals but ultimately the first was largely down to Axel's naivety and the second was because we ignored the old age adage of not making a sub when defending an attacking set piece.
He was excellent on the ball first half but its undeniable that both he and Mata no longer have the legs.
Sometimes he just has a game where it’s like damn you Matic, why can’t you do this more often. Thought he was really good today. Did get rinsed by Traore a couple of times but no shame in that. Really seemed to link up well with Donny and mata.
The man is a classic car. Get him in perfect nick, start him up when the weathers right and watch him purr. Hes sublime with the ball, when he’s playing g well you can see his class. So graceful in possession. I have to say I loved his performance against wolves and for 20mins against Leicester he was running the show. In his pomp amazing player.