- Mar 8, 2016
Genuinely some of the worst football I’ve watched supporting United. Neutered Di Maria and had the other creative players scared to try things. Not to say that it doesn’t work, got some really big results against top teams, just boring to watch.
They already updated the graphicsMessi goes over 100 goals with Argentina 🐐
They already updated the graphics
Nobody's ever coming close , 2nd place isn't even near half of his totalNo one will ever break his Barcelona goal record. 672 is an absurd number
Yea with him it was the intention to just hold the ball regardless where as other managers who want to be on the ball would never has that as their intention. You need the right intention from the manager and the right players to make any style of play work and look good. I still prefer possession based because at least that at its worst you still in control of the ball, sit back counter based football at its worst you’re just asking to get battered
i think you are underestimating their lack of attackersIt's not possession for possesions sake anymore though, you have to be a lot more direct and aggressive now and try to break the lines rather than nonstop short passing between the lines. Having 1000 passes a game only to create 2 or 3 shots on target is redundant as hell.
Pure tiki-taka hasn't been successful trophy wise in a long time, even the likes of Pep and Xavi have become more pragmatic and modified their approaches to adapt to the current game. It's the era of pacey, counter attacking transitional footy and high intensity pressing teams.
La Roja's obsession with maintaining it is part of why they can't beat the best teams when it counts anymore, just funny to see them always complaining when other maybe lesser talented teams find ways to counter them successfully.
Recently they complained after Japan beat them, after Morocco bounced them and now after Scotland handle them talking about they don't play properly as if there's only 1 way to play . Ironically enough, the only way they respect is for teams to play right into their hands.
That mentality is holding them back imo
lol yall post this or nah?
yeah so do you want me to tell you all the non possession based teams that haven’t won anything?What has that translated to in knockout competition since 2012 though?
Plenty of teams dominate qualifiers and come up short each time, we make fun of England for it often