No, no chance.
What I mean by split on him is that I don't rate him as a player and I think he can be quite painful on the ball...
But he's so different to our other midfielders in his drive and desire to get on the ball. He's not necessarily trying to do anything with it but he's ALWAYS available. I absolutely love that about him, and that clip v Arsenal is probably the best bit of CM football we've seen in two years, maybe excluding some of Allan's work...
But then I see him and he's very conservative in his passing and very hit and miss with it as well.
I dunno, can't make my mind up.
He has to play tho. Can't have any of those other slugs ahead of him.
He’s poor on the ball, think we can all admit that.
Reason I didn’t want us to sign him was how clumsy he looks when on the ball. Then i looked back on his games against us and remembered him and Capoue absolutely dominating us and thought that’s the type of midfield performance we haven’t seen since the days of Felliani.
He’s got much more about his game to look at his quality on the ball and go “I can just ignore those loose passers fella, you keep doing what you do”
We’ve had about ten years of midfielder after midfielder phoning it in and not looking interested, so to see this fella all over the pitch constantly wanting to move the ball and disrupt the opposition is great to see.
I’d love us to get another midfielder in to play alongside Allan and see Doucoure play further forward. He’s an absolute machine at winning the ball higher up the pitch and shows real good quality when he’s running onto the ball towards goal.