I’ll take that team mate.
I think McCarthy and Schneids are very ball shy for a two in cm but I HOPE with sig in the middle and pace either side he will be drawn to the ball. He’s definitely got the legs to go centre circle to box for 90 minutes collecting the ball and playing it to the options ahead (before arriving late on the edge of the box and finishing - his best asset, my prediction for what will happen) just whether he has that natural attraction to the ball.
Will be great to see Theo and Tosun, really looking forward to it, hope we get the ball to them and in to good spaces for them plenty.
Not sure what to say about Vlasic cause I dunno how that’ll work, but worried and would rather bolasie I think.
Don’t think Schneiderlin is overly ball shy.
It’s just that his style is more shifting it from side to side, with his best pass a switch of play.
For him to be effective with the ball he needs good vertical options to be close to him or lots of movement to the sides in order to unsettle the opposition positionally, or then the team to have good possession which drags players towards one side enabling the switch to the other.
None of which we’ve had this season.
It’s without the ball that he’s been particularly poor this season looking slow to the tackle etc.