We were so spoiled by Dembele.
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Then when he starts, people will say he's not running fast enough etc and then scream for the next shiny new toy.Ndombele must start, no ifs or buts, he was great when he came on tonight and actually looked fit for once.
Winks, whilst he has the heart and drive is just bang average imo, not good enough .
Personally think it should be Dier and Ndombele right now, Dier as the holding DM and Ndombele as the roaming mid with licence to drive forward.
If Dier can't improve by the end of the season we need to purchase an outright DM imo.
Winks can do forward passing but under the Poch requirement for Winks as a DM of 'Safety passing/don't lose the ball for possession football' forward passing which is inherently risky was not wanted.
The solution with our current personel we play 4-3-1-2
Aurier----Sanchez----Toby--- Rose /Jan
---------Dier ----Winks----Ndombele / Le Celso
-------------------aLI /Le Celso-----------------------
Dier always sits, Winks and NDombele provide variation in passes and supporting attacks
Ali/Le Celso in the AMC role provide the ammunition for Harry and Son.
Totally disappointed that he’s one of those players, really like him and always, and I mean always knows what the NLD means... but sadly there is absolutely no point planning a team with him in it.Sadly true. Really disappointed because he had such a decent start. Heart of a lion, bones of a chaffinch.
We desperately need a very good DM. That will go a long way towards improving our defence.
Wilmar Barrios would be ideal. If Zenit make it to the round of 16 of the CL, they may not be inclined to sell.