Which brings me on to thinking even though our defence is a bit gash but how much better would they look with a proper DM giving providing more protection than Hendo is managing at the moment.
I'm pretty sure that those, who said they know Jürgen, also said he doesn't [wouldn't] use a conventional holding/defensive midfielder.
If that is the case then a call for a "proper" defensive midfielder is really a call for a change to how "Jürgen likes to play".
Is that what we want? I don't know. Anyhows...
If we believe the midfield is indeed dysfunctional [not saying it's not btw] then a few questions really need asking.
Given that our midfield, more often than not, dominate possession; logic dictates the problem can not be our passing or ball winning ability. So...
* Is it not working because it can't hit runners in front? Where are those runners? Who are those runners?
* Maybe we believe that it isn't working because the players behind are leaking goals and need protection? How good then are defenders/keeper who need constant nursing and protection; especially when a sh*t load, of goals conceded, come when the opposition by-pass our midfield with balls over the top?
* Again [setting aside people's player bias] the question must be - is it personnel or the 'stystem' which is dysfunctional? * Would (for example) Mignolet/Karius, Moreno, Lovren, Klavan and TAA be a better proposition behind Dier or would you prefer (for example) Henderson and Gini in front of Lloris, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sanchez and Trippier?
What we are saying is that, like Jürgen, we are sick of sh*te defending and each of us have our own PoV on what's behind that.
Personally I believe it's down, in the main to the calibre of defender we have, more than any dysfunctional midfield but listen: if you, honestly, believe that dropping, chopping and changing (anyone in the middle) can make our back 5 defend better.... I say go for it. 😊👍
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