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Discussion in 'Player Performances' started by MarsLlama, 16 Aug 2016.
They would have scored at least one, maybe two less at our place.
I look on so many threads on here particularly the Van Dijk thread and see people saying that we don't really need to prioritise buying a centre back and I wonder what on earth they have been watching all season. I am convinced that if we don't, then unless Kompany can play 50+ matches this coming season then we will win nothing, no matter how much we spend elsewhere on the pitch.
You could argue that after last season, another pre season and so forth that the current defence (plus new fullbacks) will be 10x better than it was last. Kompany however many games he can play will only improve it.
It's difficult to say, because we will have new fullbacks who will be younger & quicker than the old ones, plus a much improved attack & a keeper. Even if we'd signed nobody, the attack would go up a level barring unforseen circumstances. Jesus fit & available, Sané, Sterling a bit older, Aguero getting Pep's ideas. Now we have B Silva, maybe Sanchez, maybe even Pat Roberts.
The extra athleticism of the fullbacks should make us a yard quicker closing down inside at the other end as well as faster on the flanks at both ends.
It's a possible achilles heel again, but it might be we are just too good. Barca have got away with a dwarf midfielder at cb for years.
But if we don't click as Pep wants & Vinny gets crocked, we will likely miss out on everything again, for the same old reason.
So it's just straightforward imo, to sign a proper cb & close the loophole.
Not sure you can think in these ways. If Kompany had played, the whole match would have panned out differently. We may have conceded less or even, more.
In theory only.
But pretty obvious it's likely correct, when you see the incompetence involved in the goals they did score & put Vinny in there instead.
Those same scenarios would never be repeated so as you agree - theory only.
Vinnie does make mistakes also :)
He does, but usually as you say, those situations don't occur very often when he plays.
We need another Vinny level player, to put the solidarity into the squad, or we will continue to have an achilles heel which some will exploit for time to time, no matter how good we are in other areas.
Agree with the need to reinforce that position and hopefully we will sort that this window