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16 Mar 2018 10:09:05
Am I the only one who thought our display on Wednesday was incredibly naive. It was like watching Tooting and Mitcham, drawn away at Manchester City in the Cup, and deciding to have a go but in the full knowledge that they would inevitably lose in the end.
The tactics have player-power written all over them; in all his years of management, Conte has never set out a team this way and I don't think he ever would. After Man City it was obvious that a few players were disgruntled with the defensive tactics; but to throw the baby out with the bathwater and go gung-ho against Barcelona was never going to work - Messi couldn't believe his luck and the space that our tactics afforded him.
Once again, we seem to have a team that is being controlled by the players and not the manager.

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16 Mar 2018 15:23:44
MDW I agree, people complain about pragmatic football, but without a balanced approach is pointless. Look at PSG, they've a fantastic squad, but will never win the ucl until they add some discipline.

16 Mar 2018 22:52:57
what are you guys are even talking about? maybe we had a safe plan but it had to be thrown out after we conceded a goal in 3rd minute.

We had to score, we tried. I can even say we outplayed Barcelona on their own pitch.

We lost not because of our tactics bit because of silly mistakes, all 3 goals could have been avoided easily.

17 Mar 2018 11:01:02
I'm sorry, LRDit, but I disagree. At 1-0 down we only needed 1 goal to draw level and take it to extra time and penalties if need be. For some reason we went gung-ho and allowed them to play on the break - and, being Messi and Barca, they took full advantage. Naive, naive, naive.

17 Mar 2018 11:45:04
Having read the above post, would not say our performance was naive. I think we imposed our game on them. We conceded four goals over two games, all came from mistakes. Barcelona barely created a chance in the first game and only created chances after we were two down and chasing the game.
After the city game which was an absolutely disgaceful performance. And that was the managers tactics.
As I said at the time I would prefer to go and give it a go and try and win and lose 3-0 than not try and lose 1-0.
So let’s get the season over, sell courtoise and a couple of others. Then no doubt change of manager.
Let’s see what new season brings.

17 Mar 2018 12:35:58
Their only chances came from individual errors, not tactics, we created more had the ball more, it was gifting mistakes to a player like Messi that cost that game, and daft we have zero end product and that decisive final ball.



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