Yeah, I agree with both of your comments.The inexperienced five seemed to have the requisite skills, but one never knows how they would do in a senior game against experienced professionals. They looked good. Their overall displays were more exciting than the goals.
I think it was Mendy's second year when Guardiola asked Mendy to carry to the ball into the half space, as Cancelo is doing now. It actually worked, but it was a sight to behold with Mendy's limited skillset. That year, of course, was the sublime comeback against Liverpool. Six seasons on with Guardiola and more to come, I have learned to stop worrying and love the constant adaptation, innovation and vacillation. One thing is certain that the next guy will be less successful, by a large margin.Yeah, I agree with both of your comments.
I was just trying to add a few more things to what you said: Pep did "strange" things like that in so many matches for so many years. It's weird, strange, and nervous for fans (because we have no clue about football or about our players), but it's exciting. He sells top world-class players (Ronaldinho, Toure) while promoted division 2 players to first-team (Pedro, Busquets, etc.), prioritizes a GK with good feet instead of just good hands, make a middle field player play as a Left back, make a Right back play as a middle field, no strikers, invert 4-4-2, played without DMC, win more by running less (not to mention about what he said last year, Pep's Bayern was top of the table when run least in their league), etc.
And the team loses sometimes with those decisions, but also wins so many times. But then, whenever it went wrong, nobody remembers decisions like that won so many games; so many people suddenly become football manager who's better than the best. It was just sadly funny that I decide don't watch "pundits" anymore, skip tactic discussion by fans, and consider journalists are not clickbait reporters.
Said he wouldn't come cus of Ake or was it Aki?at 39 I doubt he fits our buying profile...................but if we generate enough on line interest the rage will pay £30m and pay him £250k a week - I doubt the Beast will be unhappy with that Indian summer to his career lol
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