Part of first caf team to complete Destiny raid
- Sep 10, 2010
Stats don't mean much really. As the poster above mentioned, the challenge on Pogba would go down as a "lost" stat, but he actually effected the outcome of the game positively for them.His aerial stats are much weaker than Lindelof's, in a league less noted for aerial prowess than the PL.
I'm much more of a fan of using the eye and using stats to confirm that, rather than the other way around.
His stature is noticeably more dominant, and I didn't see any signs of an aerial weakness at all. Perhaps he just puts himself into challenges that are unfavourable statistically, but help the team defend more?
Whoever was saying that was clearly very wrong about Lindelof. While he might look less clumsy on the ball apart from the odd long pass he's nothing special in terms of passing.People were saying the exact same thing about Lindelof over Smalling. Lindelof was supposed to bring that calmness and composure. Do you think our big weakness on set pieces and corners would be as bad if Smalling was playing?
Bailly isnt strong in the air so he really doesnt help in those situations anyway. But if its Lindelof Vs. Torres, Lindelof does a lot better than people might believe in the air most of the time. Its just every 10 or so he cocks it up completely and makes a mistake, which stands out for him because he is usually so far away from the action that he doesn't make a lot of mistakes most of the time
He clearly has an issue when a striker is a similar size to him, he just doesn't seem to be strong or heavy enough to displace the attacker. I find it strange how he lets attackers dictate what they want to do, rather than him taking control. The West Brom goal is a perfect example of this, I know it should have been a foul in the end but letting the striker jump over him and get his head to the ball first was just unbelievable.
Torres looks big, Lindelof doesn't if that makes sense? I can see him and Maguire making a decent pairing if they gel well.