Thus says Kemo
- Jul 13, 2002
I'm 100% serious.Are you actually joking we are garbage on the ball when Pogba isn't there and we simply have to stop playing 2 holding mids after this season because so many times it leaves Bruno totally isolated due to no connect
First People constantly overlook the real reason why we end up with a weakened midfield of 2 holding players in big games. Namely our obvious issue at center defence which necessitates the use of 2 holding players. Adding yet another midfielder, no matter how good they are at passing and defending WONT resolve that issue because it isn't a midfield one. Till we have a center defence that can operate in front of one holding player it isn't going away soon.
Second. We added DVB for a clear reason. He was brought into to solve the issue of when one of Pogba or Bruno is missing. Sadly for is he got injured. With him fit we are supposed to always have a deep playmaker to act as the second play maker behind the one at number 10 that is normally Bruno. The only reason we are currently over reliant on Bruno for midfield creativity is being forced to operate with 2 holding players thanks mostly to that center defence issue. If that issue wasn't there I'm certain we could have been able to even operate with Bruno at 8 and a Shoretire at number 10 without fear, even without our current injury crunch.
Third, our inability to fully stretch teams consistently on two flanks seriously dents our creativity. I find it quite strange that people go watch us every week and come out thinking that simply adding a( yet another midfielder and B) yet another striker will sort this out.
Yet without a consistent quality right winger our midfield will never get the consistent extra space to create more and neither will our center forwards get extra room to breathe and thrive better.