- Jan 3, 2017
My understanding is that a deep midfield pair of Ndombele and Aouar was generally favoured, with Tousart second fiddle (and as the anchor whenever he played) and a three man midfield (one no.6 with two no.8s) very much the alternative.Not when I’ve watched him. Lyon fans will tell you he is best as a box to box midfielder as well.
His passing is just too erratic as a #6.
That’s not to say he couldn’t have been deployed primarily out of position. He did look comfortable sitting though - does he have the engine to go box to box? And I’m not sure it is more acceptable to have erratic passing as a no.8? I liked his passing - very positive - but I can see him misplacing a few, yes, due to his choice of pass.