Fully agree - no sense of urgency and we're back to repeatedly passing sideways at a pedestrian pace.What matters is how we move the ball and make runs/space for team mates. Whenever you watch us and we lack movement and don't move the ball quickly, we're in trouble.
Villa beating liverpool 2-0 at the minuteThere was a lot wrong about today's performance.
Several players just looked completely off their game. Usually in these tight matches where the opposition are behind the ball, you need your technical players to be accurate with their passing. Today our best technical players - people like Tielemans and Perez - were awful with their passing.
Perez had no preseason. He has had very little football and it has showed. He has started three matches this season and stank the place out each time. How does he get into some sort of form?
Evans had no preseason. He has had very little football and it has showed. He was not tested against Man City very often but today he was woeful. When we first signed Evans he had a run of matches early in the season just like this. It is as if he has to play himself into form. If so, he needs to get a move on.
Five penalties in our first three games has made things look a lot more positive that the performances themselves. We were great at Man City but I saw plenty wrong in the first two matches. Today we were badly exposed by a well organised opponent.
I'm not really that fussed whether we play a back three or a back four. What matters is how we move the ball and make runs/space for team mates. Whenever you watch us and we lack movement and don't move the ball quickly, we're in trouble.
Today we gave our opponents the perfect blueprint for beating us. Villa will no doubt do the same in a couple of weeks. When we will learn how to play against an opponent that is prepared for us?
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