Hes class but he was weak on the first goal he needs to use his weight more. The 2nd goal, no excuse not to save that in any which way you look at it
I mentioned yesterday in the postmatch I think, that we dont seem to learn from previous errors. Ali on the 1st is a good example. Hes a big man but thats not the first time hes been bullied at corners. Hes not a small man he needs to use his physical attributes more in those situations.
Im any other prem lge manager I look at yesterday and think hello what have we here, on corners these boys are dodge.
Tell ye who be all over that, Rafa in a few weeks
I thought he was weak too or perhaps looking for a foul which keepers normally get when they’re challenged.
But it was school boy defending from us. You don’t allow a player to stand on your keeper, you put a player in-between your goalie and their player to challenge and to give your keeper some protection. We should have actually put another player on the toes of their attacker too. Had we done that, something so basic, then they don’t score.
The second goal goes through Ali so in that sense he should save it, but their lad is clean through and I expected him to score anyway. Anything Ali does at that moment is just a huge bonus to be honest. It was no different to conceding a penalty really. You expect them to score but if your goalie saves it then it’s a huge relief.
He made up for it minutes later too in almost identical situation and that time he saved.
It wasn’t his best day by any means but he had such sh*t protection yesterday. Our lads defended like kids at times.