If henry is suspended why not play Canos there, I seem to remember he had an excellent couple of games as a left sided wing back last season....or did I imagine that.I definitely think Mbeumo as LB is an option as we have to set up and play on the front foot. The RW berth could go to any of Fosu Dervishoglu (my choice), Canos or Valencia .
Number of chances were quite even though admittedly the Swansea opportunities were clearer. I would however argue we looked the more accomplished footballing team until the sending off, that was undoubtedly the turning point of the game.I would bet my house on Mbeumo starting the next game (unless injured). If TF was going to bench him, he would have done it by now. Canos LB if Rico suspended I would say is TF's preferred option.
Of more concern is that our forward line has generally dried up. Only Da Silva provides goals from midfield if Jensen is playing. Although a few more chances were created last night than in previous games, I think there was only one save their keeper had to make. Despite all the injustices of last night, it's not inconceivable we could have lost that by 2 or even 3 goals last night (other penalty shout, plus the earlier 'hit the post' and one yard header straight at Raya). That's the bit that gives me hope for the 2nd leg - we are only 1 goal down & frankly, I'm surprised Swansea didn't throw more at us in the last 15, or make some changes, either to keep their best players fresh, or bring some fresh legs on to run us down a bit.
What did we have? Watkins' back header, another header he should have done better with, Jensen's missed shot and Said's missed shot. Have I missed anything? Looking at it impartially, they had the better chances, even before the sending off.
I didn't think Baptiste was that bad in all fairness, couple of poor decisions on the ball. I did think young Roerslev looked a bit lost on the left, which is unsurprising in the circumstances.The eleven TF picked was spot on. Out of the subs, Baptiste disappointed. Tried to batter his way through.
Must be me but i seem to miss what Les sees .in what respect was he fine though....his haircut ? apart from that missing our best chance by a country mile, constantly giving the ball away and never seeming to win a tackle i must be missing something,,,,,,if we have to win a game then its best he starts on the bench
We could and should have won with them both on the pitch but would agree would start with Fosu and Baptiste in place of them.Jensen missed the best chance of the game although others had good chances his one he had time to do what he liked with it apart from that he was very poor imho
Weird follow up.....you unwell or something ??I rarely get you. But thats cool with me. Maybe you should stick to your coronavirus denial nonsense.
Surprised Thomas didn't mention him by name in his post match interview. I am assuming Voice was one of those on the fans' recorded video message to players that TF talked about that so motivated the team. Thomas probably put it on a loop for Jensen & Mbeumo to listen to on their I-players!