Get off the lads back mate, give him time he’s only 20 ffs, now I’m out saying he’s Sami Hyypia in the making but let’s just see how he develops before we Chuck him under the bus, it could turn out he’s absolute f***in pants but , then he could turn out a absolute gem, let’s just wait and see huh ?
I keep seeing he’s only 20, but take the first 10 seconds of yesterday’s game. Everton kick off and launch the ball forward, he’s got time and space to bring the ball down or he can let the ball run for a goal kick if he wants, very basic defending, but instead he shits himself and gives them a corner which was completely unnecessarily.
Age has nothing to do with things like that. Lovren was still making those sort of mistakes when he turned 30. Its just sh*te defending. There’s no explanation other than that.
That summed up the rest of his day because he had another half a dozen or so of those moments. The lad had a shocker. The same way he did for the last 15 minutes or so at Leicester.
I thought he played well against leipzig, I gave him motm in that game actually, but I think that was more because I was nervous about him going into that game after what I saw against Leicester. It was more relief that he didn’t make any major mistakes. I felt we gave him more protection in that game too whereas in the league games we were more dominant and took more risks, leaving spaces at the back which exposed kabak.