Regarding lack of gametime for the kids on this tour, I think it makes complete sense considering the manager is trying to introduce a complete new style of play. He is trying to give the first team as many minutes as possible to get them accustomed to his way of play
I like how he is obviously working a lot on player combinations. Examples of that are Savage and Iqbal always playing together
Sympathy, I honestly don’t know if DeJong is the right player for THAT role I’ve just not seen enough of him. He may well be, but seems he doesn’t want here otherwise he would be, unless of course he is doing all this to make sure Barcelona pay him what they owe him. R Madrid picked up Tchouaméni who could have been a good buy and would most definitely push out 1 if not both of McFred. Shame West Ham want so much for Rice, he’s a solid solid player that would improve every team around apart from a very small few.
de Jong is clearly ten Hag’s no 1 target this summer. He sees him as key to the system he wants to play. Given it’s his system and he has coached him for years, I think we all need to accept his judgement
There is no way we would still be chasing de Jong if there was a chance he didn’t want to come to us. He wants his 17 million so has to say he doesn’t want to leave