Diamond Dog wrote:The Modernist wrote:I actually thought Henderson had a decent game. His long passing was Kroos like at times. He did tire noticeably in the second half though. His problem is he's got Lingard playing alongside him and he's just not a midfielder. He's having to carry things on his own.
Which is why Dier is the better bet. He will realise his role is to protect the back three. The wing backs and midfield three are there to create chances, for Kane particularly. And he won't give the ball away trying to be Platini.
You have to have someone advancing from the centre circle Pete! To be honest I think the system's a bit fucked but Southgate is wedded to it. But I think midfield will be the area that comes back to haunt England.