- Apr 12, 2015
Did it again in the last 5 mins on the half way line. Prime position to win a header, somehow ducks under it and lets West Ham counter attack us. Luckily Shaw covered and we got it away.On the penalty incident. He jumps and misses the ball from the corner, clatters into Shaw and another player (I think was Sancho).
So weak aerially today and passive with his defending nad passing. Took an absolute age to get the ball out of his feet and then just gave square passes to AWB or Shaw time and time again. Also, whenever AWB was 1 vs 1 on the channel, he let him hang out there on his own whilst he retreated to the penalty box.
I know Shaw played that bad pass that lead to the goal but Lindelof had a chance to step up and clear the ball or tackle before Benrahma's goal. Instead he retreated several yards and allowed him to take that shot. Yes it's completely on De Gea but it's just one of many incidents with Lindelof's passive and poor play. He saw his centre back lose the ball and instead of trying to take responsibility and possibly turning that danger into an advantage by intercepting, he just concedes territorial possession ALL the fecking time. That's not even mentioning the potential penalty. Two big mistakes (passing straight to Brighton) in two consecutive games that he's got away with.
I'm sure there will be plenty of 'he didn't make a mistake, he wasn't that bad' comments, which is not true and besides the point. Nothing ventured, nothing gained with this guy.
Better passer than Martinez, best third centre back in the league, would replace a fit Varane, his previous 200+ games does not count because Maguire