I remember him limping in the second group stage match and there were rumours of him being injured then. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if it comes out that he's been carrying a knock for a while.He went straight down the tunnel so I’m going to assume he’s carrying a knock or something. It’s the excuse which is being made for Harry Kane anyway despite Southgate saying there’s nothing wrong with him.
He's done this a few times for us as well, when he's not 100% you can really tell he isn't. We need to manage him properly.Martinez:
“You need to understand that today he did incredibly to be in the starting line-up.
It was really a difficult game against France. He had a couple of knocks, he was carrying a little bit of pain.”
Yip. We really need back up for him. Fully fit and on form he's excellent. When not 100% he's a bit cack. Which is worrying over the course of a season.He's done this a few times for us as well, when he's not 100% you can really tell he isn't. We need to manage him properly.
Agreed, another year of growth for himself personally and in the team and we will definitely be in the hunt. A player who is worth watching as well, looking forward to it.Great tournament. Simply makes you happy we got him last season. I hope he has another good season.
Here here. Guarantees goals and being unplayable at times.....also guarantees other games of an awful first touch and missing crucial chances. There are times after 15minutes you can tell if he will be brilliant or utter garbage the rest of the gameImo a second proper striker should be a priority now to challenge him, we can’t rely on him going into a new season.
Too many aspects of his game require polishing/fixing for us to base our season on him being main CF and source of goals.
Perspective is needed here, a lot of it. You clearly rate him highly, I rate him considerably lower. You say great tournament, I have to say he at times was a liability for his much more talented and football-smarter team-mates - both in terms of lacking anticiption and woeful touch. He was great against pub teams like Tunisia and Panama, decent against Brazil, very poor against France and England (embarrassingly bad). Not sure how you end up at «great», little emphasis can be put on the first two games after all. Even Giroud would nick a few against these teams, so could we.Great tournament. Simply makes you happy we got him last season. I hope he has another good season.