Arran wrote:I have one Question for you.: What is your issue with Yarmelenko.?
I thought he played just as well as the other 10 men on that pitch today - Yes he should of scored that chance but lets not forget Antonio had many chances today he should of took as well. In all your post`s you`ve slagged him off.
I thought we played really well , Like last weekend we played as a team - we defended as a team and thats exactly why we`ve come away with a veryt good point and clean sheet. This starting 11 is deffo starting to gel and understand each others movement`s etc.
So after 4 games we had 0 points we now have 4 points on board and the confidence is starting to show in the team now.
Cup game on Wednesday - Personally would like to see us change it up abit and rest players for the United game at the weekend but can`t see Pellegrini changing a team that`s gaining confidence now personally as Pellegrini likes a good Cup run especially this competition having won it at City twice I believe.
Since you have a question, it's only fair I give you an answer...
If you read all my drivel from above... my criticism of Yarmolenko was quite clear... L-A-Z-Y
he played too deep, didn't run, track back, etc...
even in last week's game where he bagged his brace... by the middle of the 2nd half he was completely done and should have been subbed because he clearly didn't have a full 90 minutes in him.
I just felt he played too deep, was too often the player picking up the ball in midfield and then having no one to play it to because... HE's the striker the ball should have ben being played to.
Antonio wasn't much cop yesterday either. And he's way off the form that made him a decent signing.
decent defensive performance (without Fabianski even that might not have been enough to save us) they seem to be getting better and that's encouraging to see but there's still too many times we get opened up and no team will ever get anywhere by just defending for 90 minutes.
midfield, still a bit anonymous for my liking - hence the forwards having to resort to being playmakers. Noble injected a bit of passion but nothing else. Anderson doesn't seem as good as he did in his first game for us but the results are getting better so hopefully it'll all adjust itself accordingly.
up front, we are nothing without Arnautovic. Which sucks because no one should be a one man team. Antonio is well off his game and Yarmolenko can't be provider and scorer...
which means there's a lot to do... but at least we're not shipping four or more goals a game at the moment and that can only be a good thing.