- Sep 1, 2015
If he was younger we’d be laughing great first half and then a bit tired in the second
Yup, it was just Pogba trying to tackle Saint Maximan a lot of the time on those counters. Genuinely had no idea where Matic was hiding. He doesn’t have the physicality for it really .I was of the same thought watching the game. Our midfield simply didn't exist whenever Newcastle had a counter. McFred as bad as their positioning sometime they still have legs to chase the ball. We definitely need to buy or loan a good CDM this Jan. Someone can pass and break the play. Look at all the top clubs they have at least a good one. Even some of the average ones have. We don't and that really sucks.
Tbh imo if we play Lindelof there it's probably better. Matic made basically no impact offensively and defensively he's simply a liability in matches like this, where we're supposed to face a considerable number of counters.
No I thought he was good in the first half and then in the middle of the second half he struggled but once we got two he got better again. With Pogba and Bruno in midfield anyone would struggle if they have to deal with the pace of Saint Maximin.
Well yeah. That's how I remember. Overall, pretty good for this version of Matic.No I thought he was good in the first half and then in the middle of the second half he struggled but once we got two he got better again. With Pogba and Bruno in midfield anyone would struggle if they have to deal with the pace of Saint Maximin.
Kept falling over the ball? He had a couple of bad involvements, but so did Ronaldo, Pogba and Fernandes. Overall, I saw a Matic who controlled the midfield and made precise forward passes up to the front four. He was better first half, but overall he had a good game.it wasn’t even the passes, he kept falling over the ball or losing control of it.
you can’t honestly say you watched that 2nd half and thought he was good
Exactly, tbh I felt a bit bad when I have to say bad things about him. He's always a fighter and always work hard. I've always liked him. Problem simply is his legs are gone for this level, and not just now it's been two years.Legs are gone. He wants but cant anymore. We need someone in there. McTominay isnt a DM, not yet anyway, even if people wish so.
Evidently not… he had a good game if you focus solely on what he did with the ball. The thing is he’s in there as a defensive midfielder. The key word there being ‘defensive’ and his defensive contributions in that game were absolutely laughable. I actually felt sorry for Paul Pogba from a defensive/tracking back view point. It’s not his strongest area yet he was left to do most of it because Matic basically has no legs.