- Apr 24, 2019
Did you watch the game yesterday? He was easily one of their best playersIn the 7 years prior to last season, They've made it to four quarter finals, two semi-finals and 1 final without him. So that part is easy for them. The only part he played from the quarters onwards was scoring in the quarters once they were well ahead.
The stats show quite clearly that they score less, have less progressive carries and play less vertically when he is in the side. He soaks up the goals, but his presence doesn't actually result in more goals for the team.
Pep knows ball more than you end of the day so I trust Pep’s judgements. How can you say he hindered them when he’s butchered us twice in 3 games.
All while Pep has made his defence better with 4 CB’s on the field to off shoot losing the ball more up top with Haaland and make them harder to beat all round.
Haaland also offers more presence in their own box defending. That was always the way to beat city. Hit them on the counter or corners. Harder now.