- Jul 12, 2012
Agree. I just the thought of people writing off something without even trying it. I personally think Lindelof has the attributes to play the CDM position from the players we have. Matic is too old and his legs are gone, Fred is stinking up the place and McTominay seems to play better as a 8.I agree with both of you that he can’t be written off without being tried a few times. And I wouldn’t mind if Ole tested him as a DM in a cup match or two. However this is a discussion about him being suitable or not, and personally, I don’t think he has what it takes to become succesful in that position at this level and the way we play. He is perfect no 3 as CB; Reliable, seldom injured, has a high lowest level, knows all the players and how they play etc, let’s keep him there. There will be plenty of games for him as CB.
On a similar note, I would even give Donny a go in that position. People are writing him off too without him being given a "proper" chance. I don't mean a minute here and there, but at least 5 games on the trot to build up a rhythm. Hell, we kept giving James chances after chances. I just want a fair chance given to a player who is a Dutch international, brought up in the Ajax system, and had played in a semi-final of a Champions League before writing him off.