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Discussion in 'Bluemoon forum' started by ayrshire_blue, 26 Sep 2017.
Look on the bright side, we would never have got to know Delph was such an amazing LB!
Genuinely curious as to how Delph will perform against the likes of the Real Madrids and Barcelonas
Defensively just as good if not better than Mendy.
He's surely not going to play in the world cup so soon after returning from this, is he?
He was superb offensively that day but it is no coincidence that it was Otamendi's worst performance of the season. He left him horribly exposed at times defensively until Mane went off.
It shows how well we are playing now because Delph just doesn't get up the pitch like he does so we have had to change the style a little to accommodate the change. Delph has played really well defensively though and proved me wrong as I didn't think he would be good enough week in week out.
Mendy would have been following team orders and following the coaches tactics against Liverpool. Otamendi didn't get exposed because Mendy is shit at defending
Fair point well made
Agreed mate, I was able to squat with 280 kilo's within a few months of having mine done, but straight up and down isn't the problem, reflex, twisting and turning is, then there's the psychological issues and the propensity to protect the joint, I always maintain, if you've never had an ACL reconstruction, I don't think you can ever fully appreciate what the process actually entails.
I'd assume so, If he's back by the CL semi finals then there's 8 games potentially plus friendlies to get himself sharp for the World Cup.
Otamendi was playing v pace, in a back 3 that day in an early season game, & pisstaking aside, Liverpool are one of the best counter attacking sides in the country.
It was a huge gamble & imo unfair to ask Otamendi to cover such a large area, in a system which needs work, behind an attacking fullback, in a team which has barely played together. Not Mendy's fault imo, a gamble Pep got away with.