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"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

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08:53 min | 3 months ago

"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

"I tested a defensive player. Defensive defensive talking calico Okay so maybe we can. You pay the five five fantastic's better to madrid against chelsea jewels. This finished in a draw. I think the conventional wisdom from what we saw was round madrid played the way they've played most of the season thus far chelsea except for conceding the goal which was a phenomenal strike by bensimon. You go into a little celebration. There played the way they've done most of the season defending well and be sing chances at the other end because verner i don't i don't want to be critical because it was a great performance. Everywhere goal kante was. I thought he monster dummied field not midfield. By the way was the big game still leaves the big game experience midfield of course and whatever but he has no chemistry whatsoever. Upfront regardless of appraise turnaround police. Or whatever but i just trying to find the car industry but also wonder why do these people make the runs as to why does verner runs is fast. But i don't know if it's too cold telling him to make those runs where he runs wide or he takes doesn't he doesn't set himself up for the for the passing angle. Seems like unless the ball over the top and then obviously his finishing some stock today. He's missed all of this definition. Big chances he's missed. What forty-three this season unless concerned about that. Because i can come and go. Yeah yeah at least chances. But i look at this and say wow like to gone that far into the season the the season until since two arrived at the club to done so well wild still looking and searching for what the best formula is going forward those players and and the last pieces of the jigsaw going forwards. I think he's pretty incredible from two hundred and is far from perfect so just think when when they will be as good going forward than the defensively all much better. They can be even. It's not a knock on call at all. But i'm wondering if there's a parallel there with what he did towards the end of his time has passed where he effectively shorted out the defence and the midfield To to make them watertight upfront. Said well i have so much talent. That doesn't matter. Obviously chelsea of a lot less talent up front than twice as your man do but they have so many more options right. Yeah you can especially in the champions although police itch and verner for example aren't doing it. Hey look this. Hybrid skies pretty good. I've got got hudson door. Got plenty of players. What what sticks this data structure to it though. And that's why they were so good. Because i thought the way that discipline and and tactically there so much better than run madrid on on tuesday night. I'm as you know why. Bring football in twenty. Twenty one is beyond me is really beyond me and i think he'd be do a far better job looking after the election ballots than it does on the pitch for those who mr story marcelo yes. He's brazilian spanish citizenship. For like ten years he's been called in to do his civic duty were. He's got good for him. Basically go and oversee a local polling station. He'd be better bank in which would imply that he would miss the return leg because of pointing rules is not going to happen. They're going to give him a pass and dispossessed in. But it shouldn't be playing. I'm not sure about the back five. I'm not sure about venetia. and benza. The two front worked against i liverpool. I'm not sure. A surgeon work. That and and i think two hundred sixty should've won the game. They were by far the better side. Rumours one sean tonga incredible strike from benzene. And say now this could come back to haunt them at the bridge next week. If ron madrid step up step up a bit play with more intensity play better and maybe play finally new four three three formation. I think it's been an interesting season for content. Because he's had his injuries. He came back a lot of time more recently. I don't know if it it had to do with ramadan as well. He wasn't playing as often kovic Suspended for this eggs injury You spend before But he goes out there and puts in a man of the match performance must've must've and says fiberglass tweeted after the game saying never doubt him his place for two one is is the one for beginning excetera which is true and i do think maybe people have forgotten l. Maybe you maybe you take it for granted that dot com is as good as the because maybe it's also because he hasn't been yeah yes in place merge much hasn't been injured when he has played he hasn't been great over the last six months you be surprised by that kind of performance that game like that. It was unbelievable and and not surprised. Because you've seen him do it before we hadn't seen him do it against atletico madrid second-leg. He was one of the much liverpool when they won that game where he was exceptional again. That night i remember speaking to to hold on to hold said like county is a gift he said. I've never seen anything like this before. In my whole career said even training we'll get the gps data and we look and this is training last tuesday morning training and he said we are gobsmacked by the figures and numbers that we get from. Gps after training session. He said it's ridiculous. We've never seen anything like this. And yet they've been very cautious with him because of the injuries because it ten thirty because he's not. The price was less than five years ago. But what. I seem play on tuesday night in the rain like torrential rain in madrid against miro crews mortgage after a day of fasting and doing the rumour dan so not eating anything until until again until halftime and yet he's everywhere on the pitch he's just yet even even when he has the board. Sometimes you could still see. It's not really sure what to do with the ball in the in in the last thirty yards. But he's just incredible. I think have so much credit for his game and and for the whole career. That is hard because again and we've talked a lot about it but this is someone no one believed in when he was a kid when he was when he was growing up in power know academies. Everybody turned him down. No one believed that he could ever make you even a like division kind of level and yet he determination and courage and the talent so in going through it but my god see my favorite goal kante story which you think sums up. Obviously she just said he turns thirty. I think he's still looks like he's about twelve years old. It is wonderful story about in when you hit arrived at leicester and he was in the car park outside the training. Ground or the stadium or whatever waiting for his ride and several of the other coaches or care club staff. They come out and they see him. I knew like are you. Okay little boy. Are you waiting for your mom to come collect you know. He didn't know we was and he looks. You know he's short but also he just looks and and you know and he's and he's just kind of like you know it's like kinda smiling and quiet and whatever and they thought he was little boy lost. You know what a pro incredible okay. Row madrid. We've been through this with with zoo. You question the back three. I thought eder mealy towel played have paid greg about four but then you don't play then you play natural leftback. Odriozola got marcello was a liability. Play the now or something. It was a liability so you played with ten men already anyway. He no iran four kilometers in the first half. So you under pressure your by far the worst all beaten by much better team than you in the first half and he's your left wing back and he runs four kilometers note on. Would you have gone for three three and put on a sensor or something that yeah definitely definitely and because i also think that as good as a job county did on cruise because crews never had the time to control the game and the pace of the game like he usually does. I think you should give him more option. Going forwards crews can have much better impact on your game. It was it was it was just. I think that was the thinking with the wingbacks.

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"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

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07:16 min | 7 months ago

"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

"It's thursday. i'm gap. He's jewels jobs. We got so much stuff going on because mountie. She'll put your gino winning his first trophies manager. I think his first kofi ever i. We'll be joined by franklin buff to talk a little bit about that in a minute. Manchester united top of the league first time in january. First time since the sir. Alex ferguson era by your munich. Out of the german cups is i don't mean the be. Let's start with tottenham hotspur because we've been talking about their chances are they're going to be better worse than last year. How they're pushing. I feel like i've seen this again. I think they've dropped ten points from leading positions. They played fulham last night. You figure you know not easy but full no time to prepare as well. We'll get to that in a minute. And there's more count sempe gab. They take the lead the play well for twenty five minutes and then they stop the talking and they just want to protect that lead. They want to control the game to manage the game. But there's another hour to go. But he's not a bad idea necessarily when you've sawn and harry kane and all these counter-attackers but you don't even counterattack. You do nothing. You just sit deep and you just wait and we saw that against wolves. What wolf scored in the end we against palace. Guess what in the end and now we see that a home at home against fulham where you just stop playing hurricane. One sean tonga. The whole game. That's his goal twenty minutes in after that. Nothing just nothing and i just don't understand why i'm more for protecting your lead in the last ten minutes you bring another center box in or i don't know you you put back five and you you make sure that you don't leave to more space and etc but no one. There's an hour to go. Don't give not extra confidence to the opposition team. Don't invite pressure. don't let them play. I i take your point. I'm wondering if maybe this was a game. Where i thought was very good when he was on the pitch. This is maybe a game where i always mentioned him. But if you have a lasalle so that you can bring on that may be all of a sudden you can keep the ball more. You can keep the ball further away. You can be a little bit more balanced in in how you do it. You know rather than going. I mean if you're if you're just right now do you go and you knock it down. Levi's store and say look. Don't look at me. This is the best i can do in this thing. That's true i don't. I'm sorry. I don't think that's the best you can do. I don't know the price. I lease the last time i spoke to some of them. They were happy but since december the six when they went top of the table the seven in the league. They lost two hundred four. I mean this is. This is not good enough. This is just not good enough. And i think you could say your needs better player or you need different profiles there and they're still. I still think that he gets his wrong. That tactics is wrong because the pleasure doing what he says. he's saying. Okay win the lead saw against arsenal in a second of and they were up and that was fine and they managed to get out and okay good but as we said against war against pilots against on this. Just not good enough. I'm sorry you keep talking. Last night. In a game against tim against fulham who had played three days three days before with the strongest team in the africa because he didn't play again for another week. Yeah that's an important. Try just just want to talk about this because the full amount you're coming out and he wasn't happy i feel like scott. Parker never really gets angry. Because he's too angry as scott parker but i think he completely has a point right so the spurs were supposed to play aston villa. Aston villa can't play because they have they have a colbert outbreak. And so the league looks at and says allah predates spurs your available. You need to make up your game against fulham. Okay fulham you go play and we. That's monday afternoon. that's monday. He gets confirmation of this right full on themselves have had their own cove outbreak which wind their gaming in spurs was supposed bone. A lot of their guys are unavailable or aren't fully fit. You find out so late. You're supposed to go and prepare for games. Look i don't i understand. Why the primarily did this. It's necessary but understand too that this whole season comes with a gigantic asterisk because these are not normal conditions. And i feel for scott parker a little bit. That said i'm with you. I i don't see how. How taught tottenham through this game away and it's happened again and again and we don't we go out and this is why i have such an issue. People bring up and weaning mentality and all the stuff right mentality when they can't really explain something right so when i perhaps played poorly and they win. Oh it's mentalities as mentality waiting mentality. it's the same say it's the same entice not mentality. It simply perhaps an approach. It didn't work but also think credit to fulham for for believing and for really going for the equalizer and how the belief that they could go and get it but the the there were to do. I just think it's a real shame because i could have gone on to win that game three all right. Let's try to figure this out drills because when you're saying this is actual instructions from from marino to his team. Now as i see it it's more a case of i'm going to defend deeper because i defend well and i'm comfortable fending. I think that's what he's trying to engender. You know a lot of times. We talk about teams. That are comfortable playing without the ball teams that they can sit out. Good nick and play for hours and the other team can't get a shot off right because they're good and they're sitting deep and that's fine and then you have other teams that sit deep all desperate and flailing all over the place. Yeah is that what you see in tottenham. Did you see them as uncomfortable. When they were sitting deep. I just see they consider five in the last six games gained five hundred numbers. But it shows you that they don't defend what otherwise they will not goals. And i think i think if you invite the pressure you yourself in a position where the other team will have the opportunity and the chance to create chances and to to school goals you know and i just think i just think if you hurricane right yesterday. He's i mean he made fourteen passes one four fourteen passes against fulham at home in ninety minutes and this is the new hurricane. The guy who's number nine number ten at the same time right i. I mean. I don't know i don't know how we fees may be happy with the season with these numbers other. No but if i was a playoff visibility in a team like this where i would spend an hour of of that kind of game and i'm not talking. You know game against liverpool city where you know you have to put extra effort and defend because that can give you a win team against the team like these fulham where you hurricane and you you nothing for you in that game. You scored okay. Greg crossbar regular header. Perfect after you've got nothing. I mean i would be. I will be fuming. So you see this more as as an issue of that because it seems to me there is not attacking enough or are they just not good enough in terms of being comfortable..

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Is Mourinho to Blame for Spurs' Poor Form?

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03:23 min | 7 months ago

Is Mourinho to Blame for Spurs' Poor Form?

"It's thursday. i'm gap. He's jewels jobs. We got so much stuff going on because mountie. She'll put your gino winning his first trophies manager. I think his first kofi ever i. We'll be joined by franklin buff to talk a little bit about that in a minute. Manchester united top of the league first time in january. First time since the sir. Alex ferguson era by your munich. Out of the german cups is i don't mean the be. Let's start with tottenham hotspur because we've been talking about their chances are they're going to be better worse than last year. How they're pushing. I feel like i've seen this again. I think they've dropped ten points from leading positions. They played fulham last night. You figure you know not easy but full no time to prepare as well. We'll get to that in a minute. And there's more count sempe gab. They take the lead the play well for twenty five minutes and then they stop the talking and they just want to protect that lead. They want to control the game to manage the game. But there's another hour to go. But he's not a bad idea necessarily when you've sawn and harry kane and all these counter-attackers but you don't even counterattack. You do nothing. You just sit deep and you just wait and we saw that against wolves. What wolf scored in the end we against palace. Guess what in the end and now we see that a home at home against fulham where you just stop playing hurricane. One sean tonga. The whole game. That's his goal twenty minutes in after that. Nothing just nothing and i just don't understand why i'm more for protecting your lead in the last ten minutes you bring another center box in or i don't know you you put back five and you you make sure that you don't leave to more space and etc but no one. There's an hour to go. Don't give not extra confidence to the opposition team. Don't invite pressure. don't let them play. I i take your point. I'm wondering if maybe this was a game. Where i thought was very good when he was on the pitch. This is maybe a game where i always mentioned him. But if you have a lasalle so that you can bring on that may be all of a sudden you can keep the ball more. You can keep the ball further away. You can be a little bit more balanced in in how you do it. You know rather than going. I mean if you're if you're just right now do you go and you knock it down. Levi's store and say look. Don't look at me. This is the best i can do in this thing. That's true i don't. I'm sorry. I don't think that's the best you can do. I don't know the price. I lease the last time i spoke to some of them. They were happy but since december the six when they went top of the table the seven in the league. They lost two hundred four. I mean this is. This is not good enough. This is just not good enough. And i think you could say your needs better player or you need different profiles there and they're still. I still think that he gets his wrong. That tactics is wrong because the pleasure doing what he says. he's saying. Okay win the lead saw against arsenal in a second of and they were up and that was fine and they managed to get out and okay good but as we said against war against pilots against on this. Just not good enough. I'm sorry you keep talking. Last night. In a game against tim against fulham who had played three days three days before with the strongest team in the africa because he didn't play again for another week.

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"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

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02:59 min | 2 years ago

"sean tonga" Discussed on ESPN FC

"Oh a few weaknesses and the own goal was a bit weird though from from a playoff quality over caliber. And then against Nigeria, there's a couple of times, where Arthur shoes, almost got caught, and then in the end because she's because she's quote quick, and she's quite clever. She she go, where with it. But I just can't wait now for her, but also for the rest of the team, and for Jack to see them in games that really mattered. I mean it was great to win those three matches lesser against Brazil in the last sixteen less against the US if they go through the quarters and etc. Because they haven't really been tested yet. Joseph find it interesting that you mentioned people are questioning Corinne, Deocracy surly in the tournament specifically after the Nigeria performance, what specifically are like the personnel decisions or the player decisions that she's being criticized over. I mean obviously the, the first one to drop Govan for the first game the striker because she was laid twice going into training in, in that week, does does her way of working does her discipline, things have to be in a certain way. If you don't fit in, in, in, in that setup then you out, she dropped her in front of everybody else grove on cried twice actually, before she left the hotel. And then once she goes to the bronze, and then she, she got her back in the second hand and she's called the small in terms of team selection, especially I mean for that for the Nigeria game, the fight that fight example, assay. You started on the left hand side, which for me. There's no debate that she shouldn't have started, again, the find that ocean Elorza, who's maybe one of the best strikers, in the world right now has to on the left hand side, because Jack things her and Mashri who played together. I'll Yonne combined well, on the left hand side, but you lose everything that summer is good. She's the clinical finish and the movement inside the box, because you put her on the left inside when she's no wing. She's never been a wing. So for me does where does what she she got it wrong in the group stage, that does sort of left, unsigned our start that Finn Cascarino on the right hand side every single day of the week. And she's she left a half for the second gaming us. No way she go back in for the game against Nigeria, and she didn't you knew. She didn't finish the game. There's a few things like that with even with Boussac Lia in midfield. I think Bill brings more than Bruce agree. I midfield alongside Denali and I'm not even sure just to finish, because I've talked a lot about that, about gates Gaetano Tina. As a number ten Tina for me has nothing in this World Cup so far. It was one of my points in my report on the game last night for dot com. I don't get Gaetano Tina as a number ten in that four to three. One thing she doesn't create enough. She's not clinical enough. We still have missing. Three big chances against Nigeria she has zero Sean Tonga for number ten in a game night against G is just not good enough..

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