Agree to disagree mateBack post runs for headers that are just as much the delivery as the finish and a lucky juggle and volley from 2 and 4 seasons ago respectively. Neither of those things made him a good player then and their memory don't make him a good player now. He is not a 'footballer' he is/was someone that score a few goals due to goal hanging and the general good play of the team. If the best thing you can say about a player is he is best without the ball and playing on instinct then I say 'hard pass'.
You and many others have gotten fooled by the MK Tim Cahill. Nothing more. And now you're rationalizing why he's lost something he never actually had. It's not his hamstrings that prevent him from controlling a ball. It's not the physios that prevent him from making an accurate 10yd pass. It's not Poch preventing him from tracking runners. It's not his clothing line that prevents him from seeking the ball in the MF. It's all due to his lack of talent. He's not a good footballer and never was. He will never be 'back' no matter how many smoothies or downward dogs he does. He will still be a deficient footballer. This should have been picked up by the club as a few very keen, intelligent, and handsome observers had noticed. ****
And though sammyspurs wants and thinks he'll get back to his 2016 form when he was knocking them in weekly from outside the box (or some other confabulation) even that wasn't good enough. You saw Ndombele and GLC out there. Those are footballers where the seeking of the ball, the controlling of the ball, the passing of the ball, the recognition of time and space, etc. distinguishes their play and not some grainy video of 1 thing done sometime in the past. The kid is not good enough and hasn't improved his game and that is not the physios' or the manager's fault.
I'm with you on Sissoko but the Dele train is a step too far.
****I was one of them just in case you were wondering.
I’m thinking of his goal at the Chavs following Dier’s long through ball
It was sublime as was his through ball to Moura that beat Ajax!