- Oct 31, 2013
I’d be ok with foyth...or gazzaniga.I know I said Wanyama had to start ahead of Dier before the game, but Wanyama has been dreadful. He can't move. He's not adding anything defensively and he's getting pressed out of the game in possession. They may need to try Dier in the second half.
I know Llorente doesn't get much love, but I think he's better than his detractors say.Llorente for Wanyama. Not sure how many minutes Lamela has in him, but I think he'd be the better option. Spurs need to win some of these 1v1s in the middle third, force Ajax to shift and reorganize. Spurs aren't even getting deep enough to to lump in crosses for Llorente.
You’re right about spurs but Ajax have dropped deeper. Looks like they got a message to start pushing higher againThis is getting interesting now.
The commentators keep saying that Ajax's pressing intensity has dropped, but a big part of that is switching Eriksen for Wanyama in midfield. Spurs now have two deep midfielders who can actually move and pass and dribble the ball. A lot easier to break the press that way.