Jose in fact any good coach won't see it like that. Not everything is binary as we have found with Dele Jose is a systems coach. He won't care if we do not "play football through the middel". If we are winning games. It maybe a problem for the fans like yourself. When we beat city 2 nil last season that was also the case, though I note many fans enjoyed the win mightily. I admit I'd take that same method and result TODAY
It's not just about the aesthetics. And offensively it's not so much of a problem against the likes of City, it's more of a problem when we take 70 minutes and need a set piece to create a half chance against the likes of Burnley and are losing control of games against teams like West Ham and Brighton.
But it's an even bigger problem defensively and in defensive transitions, where we aren’t preventing teams from building through our midfield.
I think our results are being massively skewed by Kane, who has been directly involved in scoring or assisting in 80% of our goals.
I have no problem with periodic pragmatism, but it will still be more effective with a more aggressive, less passive approach and players that can do that and players adept enough with the ball to take advantage of the opportunities that creates.
We’re doing ok, grinding out some results, but struggling to keep clean sheets, and we could actually be better, genuine contender maybe, with some easy upgrades. The easiest being a player to sit next to PEH who can press and use the ball better than Sissoko,