Giovani Lo Celso

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What's crazy is that we have hardly ever tried these two in the format that both would be best in.
Another example of Mourinho's poor management. Both these players are brilliant attacking midfielders but "the special one' decided they both needed to play deep or defensive roles. You can't play attacking football with defensive minded players and you certainly can't play defensive football with attack minded players. Thank god he has gone!
 
Another example of Mourinho's poor management. Both these players are brilliant attacking midfielders but "the special one' decided they both needed to play deep or defensive roles. You can't play attacking football with defensive minded players and you certainly can't play defensive football with attack minded players. Thank god he has gone!
Pure revisionism.

I'm sure if either of those two had been able to stay fit/finish 90 minutes for sustained periods we would have seem them together plenty of times. It's been two years and we have yet to see it.

I still don't think we see much of it this year. Skipp coming in allows us to play with a true DM so Hojberg will be the 8 alongside GLC/Ndombele.
 
Watched the game. GLC barely moved from 10 yards either side of the half way line on the left.
Effective in winning back possession and Winks-like in retaining it with sideways and back passes.
However offensive passes were over hit and he faded badly and was subbed on the hour.
 
GLC was great all tournament and very good last night.

It was clear how much better he is in a system that uses him properly and actually has attacking intentions. Unfortunately we still don't have that but his talent is enough he could still be successful even with Nuno trying to hold him back.
 
I don’t think he was great last night, but he was swapped because Scaloni switched to a more defensive 442 type shape and he wanted Tagliafico on the left of the midfield 4, in a more defensive type remit.
Also GLC was playing LM in what was essentially a 4-4-2, giving him major defensive responsiblities.

He nearly put Messi in once with a good pass, but he's clearly not a LM in a flat midfield 4, and I can't see him playing that position under Nuno.

Not least because NES likes wing backs and Reguilon & Sessegnon are ideal for that system.
 
I think Gio was one of Argentina's best players throughout the tournament. He made some dribbles and passes I have never seen him make on Spurs. We need him to play that way for us, feel free to do a trick and see what happens.

He needs to play along Hojbjerg or in front of Hojbjerg/Skipp. Asking Gio to put in defensive work is basically asking him to get a yellow.
 
Also GLC was playing LM in what was essentially a 4-4-2, giving him major defensive responsiblities.

He nearly put Messi in once with a good pass, but he's clearly not a LM in a flat midfield 4, and I can't see him playing that position under Nuno.

Not least because NES likes wing backs and Reguilon & Sessegnon are ideal for that system.

I could be wrong but it seemed to play more like a lopsided 433 when GLC was on, he seemed to be playing much narrower than when Tagliafico came on and stayed wide.
 
I could be wrong but it seemed to play more like a lopsided 433 when GLC was on, he seemed to be playing much narrower than when Tagliafico came on and stayed wide.
It was basically a 4-4-2, with Di Maria & GLC having some license to get forward, as Di Maria showed when he scored the winning goal.

So yes, GLC tucked in more than Di Maria who's pacier, but defensively it often looked like an old-fashioned 4-4-2.

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I don’t wanna be a stick in the mud and the guys on holiday. But if you’re gonna smoke Shisha pipe why put it on your Instagram it’s just not a great look for an elite athlete.
 

Di Maria....

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