I’m thinking whoever we put out, Jürgen has always played quite conservatively against these. Even when they had players hardly able to walk, with all subs used, he didn’t take it too them when the opportunity was there.
I therefore don’t expect a full throttle start to try and snatch an early goal. I think he’ll once again be over cautious and we’ll struggle to get enough support high up the field. We will once again be more worried about their counter attacks, than we will have belief in our own superiority.
I was hoping we could go high tempo and put them under lots of pressure from the start, but that’s not been Jurgens way against these in the past few seasons.
We need to win without a shadow of doubt, or we could be slipping down to 4th by the end of the next week.
Massive massive game, and a load of pressure on the players to bring home the bacon.
Hoping and praying they can handle it, and also praying Matip will be fit, that’ll be a great help, and we don’t start with Hendo, Milner and Gini in the middle. We know that doesn’t work.
The front three have to be on fire as well. Playing with each other for the team, instead of for the highest goals count would help.
Food for thought this. With a lot of our crosses seeming to be over hit. Are they? Or are the lads getting over anxious, trying too hard snd making the runs into the box too early, whereby the ball overshoots them 🤷♂️
Seems to be happening rather a lot for no apparent reason.