I was quick to laud Fofana as one of the best prospects I have ever seen but fair play to Cags, he is also a top class defender. Will he sign a new contract? I really hope he does.
In our best eleven, Evans keeps his place for me.
So which player drops out to try to shoehorn three defenders in?Yep, me too.
If that means a Fofana, Evans, Soyuncu back 3 then so be it. Both Fofona and Soyuncu like to maraude (Fofona more so) and, btw, both do it a darned sight better than the lumbering tractor trailer that was Maguire did! (although, admittedly, he was a laugh to watch when he did it) So we can accommodate one or other being AWOL from time-to-time. That said, both have also shown exemplary self-control on the marauding front in their latter games.
Maybe it means a bit of reshuffle and/or tactical rethink to play all 3 but I think our defence needs Evans' experience. For the foreseeable future anyway.
So which player drops out to try to shoehorn three defenders in?
I agree, Evans needs to be a starter.I don't know. Hence me saying a rethink would be needed. I'm only thinking of keeping all three happy.
As a general rule, you don't rotate centre-backs, less so substitute them, so it means one or other is going to be set for lengthy bench stays appearing only in 'lesser' fixtures. I wouldn't drop Evans to the bench, unless he has a decline in form of course, as his role in marshalling the defence is, imo, important. It's a lovely problem to have (as the cliche goes) but we'll have someone on the bench that is of serious interest to other clubs.
I hope so. And I think so too but youngsters do get their heads turned. I really don't want to lose either Fofana or Soyuncu.I think/hope he would be content with that for a season whilst Evans starts to wind down.
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