Last 15-18 in the first half wasn't to bad. But we just didn't get to grips with them.They passed and passed the urgency out of the game. Their movement and passing in their own half killed any momentum we tried to build up.
They sat so deep and passed it.The suspicion is their defence could be vulnerable to pacy counter attacks. They dropped deep, held their position and passed it. We had absolutely no chance to get in behind them. We will have that chance when they come out and try and attack US.
At their place we have to use our pace, try and steel it and release Salah or Mane. Keita also has to release it quicker and support higher when we attack.Not without a chance but as I said we have to improve.
Agree with that.
One frustration of mine is our hesitation to shoot. We seem to always want to pass the ball into the net. In one example, Salah went running along into the box, ignoring chances to shoot, and even Gini didn't take the ball from him to shoot either.
We also tend to do it the same way all the time. We are so used to the front three, that when changes are made, we seem hesitant to use them. Origi was storming forward, but Mane totally blanked him, and subsequently lost the ball.
No doubt stronger when we move at speed, but part of that is making the right choice. We've been poor away from home in the tournament, but no reason we can't get the job done now.