- 2 Mar 2004
- Reaction score
- South-West London
it’s definitely going to be hard to accommodate them both but I wouldn’t say it’s because they can’t play together. There is limited evidence, but they have shown they link up well and play differently.It's the Lampard Gerrald problem Ivan and Marcus want to play in the same position, make the same runs and get on the end of the same crosses.They just end up getting in each others way. That said they're both such good footballers that when the wingers aren't clickiing they'll still end up getting you more goals.
I think the really difficulty is that important/expensive players need to be dropped elsewhere.
3-4-1-2 could work but needs wingers dropped and centre backs fit.
4-4-2 is the other option but it would be highly unusual to use it in 2020. That said Da Silva and Norgaard are good enough to operate in that system (but obviously Norgaard is injured).
I think he’s showing too much to ignore now, and the next prediction thread will be almost as interesting as the team TF picks against Wycombe.