- 3 Nov 2013
- Proud Manc in Kent
- Team supported
- Manchester City
Felt like a team trying to play a city like system with a manager who doesn't quite understand it and player who's aren't brave enough to play it.
Maybe I'm a little spoilt from watching city, but felt like there was a so many times where a pass was on into the middle to a player in space, but the the likes of rice, james and shaw weren't willing to make it. James especially, people were slating walker for misplacing a few passes in the first game, but at least he was willing to attempt the pass.
Always a extra touch, felt like sterling and foden were the only players capable of playing one touch football, there was a clear example of this in the 2nd half which resulted in sterling being offside, commentators saying he should of stayed onside, but if mount played it first time he would of been in on goal and onside.
Maybe i'm just a little to used to watching city and expect a little to much for want is the norm for city players, either way, it wasn't good enough.
When watching England I tend to watch Sterling and Foden the most. The amount of times both made runs yesterday only for Englands midfield to pass it sideways or back. Englands midfield arent on the same wavelength, they dont think quick enough.
Stones has the same problems at the back, he expects players to be available for a pass. But again the midfield is so slow and not ready for the pass Stones wants to make.
City players are made the scapegoats when infact the City players are playing at a higher level than their slower thinking midfield.