Verfasst: 22.07.2013 10:15
Some things were quite encouraging some things were a little worrying. First I think even in the Bayern game we kept our shape which will serve us well against "lesser" teams and moved the ball better than last year. Nordveidt proved he can play in the back four, and I would start the season with Cramer and Marx as our defensive midfielders. Worst of all we created chances but couldn't finish. Hopefully Max Kruse (or "cruise" as the ESPN commentator kept repeating) will remedy that. Also why do we try and play in our own penalty area?If it means "lumping" (as we say here) the ball up field when we are under pressure then let's do it. Give ourselves a little breathing space. How often, especially against FCB did we give the ball away around our box trying to play it out?!Dahoud looks promising and Amin Younes is producing some really good football. Xhaka gives the ball away too often and, sorry , I can't see what de Jong brings to our game! Having said all that I think we vwill do at least as well as last year and hopefully a little better. And, this I know,(sorry Cormac) we will beat Celtic next Saturday.After all didn't they lose to Union ?