- Aug 17, 2014
I agree but we also don't have a guy with his profile in the squad.Looked very at home out there, excellent in possession, looks very strong physically, pace, power... Really encouraging debut. Have to keep his age in mind and him having multiple injury issues already, but in the "how do we construct our squad" mindset, he can easily be pencilled in as a guy that can be part of the group if 5 CBs. I'm pretty comfortable with having Lindelof, Evans and Kambwala as backups to Martinez and a new RCB. Give him gametime.
The plan with ten hag is one CB of the Timber mould and one sitter like Martinez.
The RCB is aggressive, steps up to win the ball on transition, steps into the DM position in the build up, comfortable carrying the ball forward.
LCB is deeper and is usually a good passer.
I think Maguire, Martinez, Evans, Varane all fit that LCB spot. No one really fits that RCB spot.
So it's more like:
- (new guy) / Kambwala
- Martinez / Maguire / Varane / Evans