And the fullbacks are actually breaking into the space!
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Can only think all the riveting football we have played over the last couple of years has made one or two believe that the first half wasn't a decent watch.
Phillips is dropping in behind Walker to become RCB (3 at the back) when we have the ball and Walker pushes up. Rice sits in the middle on his own.When you are playing against the lesser opposition, one of your holding MF has to be the ball carrier, otherwise your buildup is going to be very slow and quite boring to watch.
It wasn't an amazing half but certainly better than a lot of the dross that we have seen this tournament.
England looking threatening going forward every time they got the ball and had multiple chances.
Your argument would make sense if it was against the superior side.Rice and Phillips are there to allow Grealish and Saka to do what they are doing.
Shame walker not getting some more crosses in today and our corners have been pants.Phillips is dropping in behind Walker to become RCB (3 at the back) when we have the ball and Walker pushes up. Rice sits in the middle on his own.
So that effectively a front 6!!!
Please having two DM's doesn't mean that's where they stay!!!
This is quite smart!!
Your argument would make sense if it was against the superior side.
It's like saying playing Dier and Wanyama in midfield against Norwich would allow Eriksen and Dele to do what they're doing.
England needs Dembele/Ndombele type of a player next to Rice or Phillips and Bellingham is the closest thing we have as a ball carrier dribbler.
Very enjoyable half.
Absolute pleasure to watch Grealish play. He and Harry have a great understanding and would love the pair at WHL next season.