Maybe they told him it after he picked Carlton Palmer...
Yeah not like they have to think too hard for an example, it happened in the previous round. Playing away from home in Europe can be really difficult. How was it Neville described it? "You think you're in control then the roof falls in".2-0's one of those interesting deficits where if you score early in the 2nd leg and get the crowd and momentum behind you the away team can hust crumble.
All you can say to that is WOW.FA told Graham Taylor not to pick ?too many? black players for England | Football | The Guardian
So this is potentially explosive.
I think I do actually agree with you btw (even if I think Arsenal don't need that player as their main striker). I've argued this a few times with people about Thomas Müller. He's very intelligent with his movement, positioning and combination play, and is a decent finisher. But he's not really capable of making something out of nothing. He's someone you put in as the last pice of a jigsaw, but he's not someone you'll ever build a side around if you're an average team looking to reach the next level. He's a great player but he's also lucky he's always played for good sides, perhaps more so than most players.They just desperately lacked pace. My rant yesterday comparing fast-dribbler front threes with other high-quality attacks could have been written about tonight's game. It was so frustrating how often they brilliantly worked triangles to work space for Alonso in the middle of the park, and he'd look up to see nobody running in behind. Barcelona always had those runs happening, Busquets even played Alba in behind at one point.
Yeah and Neuer didn't even go down that much. .. He stood pretty tall and Messi still managed to chip it over him as though it was easiest thing ever.Boateng is getting a lot of flak because he was skinned so hilariously but there's not a lot he can do there. Has to commit to stop Messi shooting with his left.
The finish was so, so beautiful. Incredible how easy he makes the wrong-foot chip look.