Townsend, Chadli and Lamela all seem to have similar flaws in their belief and manner of their running. If they could fix it, we would have an devastating team, especially against a slow defence like QPR.
Let’s be realistic, none of them ate Gareth Bale, nor should they be. These guys have all got some speed, they can run and shoot, but we rarely see any decent end product. Kane does it, Eriksen tries it, so why don’t they?
When you run at a defence, the opposition stands off, makes mistakes, you create chances and create slices of luck. That doesn’t happen if when passing the halfway line, on a break, it looks a bit too hard so you pass it sideways
If Andros never did a step over again, I would be a happy man. On Saturday, breaking down the middle, with two Spurs players to the left, he step, step, stepped over the ball – and passed it out if play. Why? From a distance it appears his brains are in his feet, he cannot do his stepping and pick a pass in the same thought. If he would use that pace and run in a direction with purpose, imagine what he could do?
Nacer? He just disappears. If you picture him with the ball, I bet he is on the wing, facing a defender, static. Head down the wing, use your size and speed, cut inside to goal, whatever, just keep running!
Erik needs to grow some balls. Take a fricken chance! He broke once against QPR, past halfway, but instead of running for goal, he did his usual move of pulling up, looking for support, sideways. We bought him as an attacking winger with an eye for goal. I don’t get what he is scared of? He has ballsy haircut, be a ballsy player.
Townsend, Chadli and Lamela all strike me as being quicker than Kane. But if Kane gets the ball on the halfway line, you know exactly where he is going. Imagine if these three had the mindset to do the same thing?
In finishing off the season, our fate in the table and these players’ fates for next season all hang in the balance.
I hope they get more aggressive in their mindsets.
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