I really enjoyed seeing some of the youth in action against the Gills last night; In particular Harry Winks, who looks so comfortable on the ball. Also, Marcus Edwards, who can dribble with the ball like it’s glued to his feet, for me, is a joy to watch. Would like to have seen us up against another lower opposition team in the next round, so I could get another look at them, but here is the question: Would you play the team from last night against Liverpool in the next round?
Fully agree with you Marky. To comment on the others, CCV looked composed but was never tested. N’Koudou looks like a natural wide man, something we severely lack. Anton looked decent at LB for the short time he was on. Carroll just confirmed why he needs to leave, not up to standard. We can see the development Onomah, he looked good on the ball linked up well and seems to be stronger on the ball than what he once was.
Janssen looked like a great target man. He will find his shooting boots but his strength on the ball and link up play that were crucial to our AM’s playing so well. Lamela didn’t play fantastic and yet bagged a goal and 3 assists. A great never say die attitude, I can see him developing into a real cult hero.
I’d probably play the majority of the team last night with Victor next to Winks to strengthen the spine of the team.
Agree totally. Maybe Harry’s injury could be a blessing in disguise; he gets a well earned rest ( and recovery) and Janssen gets the time to fit into how we play and bag some goals. As you mentioned, he has superb link up play, so am very optimistic about his future with us. COYS!