blues2win wrote:Are they a more promising side than the EDS or is the Manager better?
Now there's a question. Neither team are particularly good and I am not sure about either manager.
But this season, more than others, has seen us push forward young players above their age group and the teams are therefore not truly representative of the team and age group they are playing in.
An example is maye Joel Lattibeaudierre who was part of the under 17's world cup winning side ( as was Foden) You might have expected him to lead the under 18's this season but he hasnt even played in one under 18's game. Instead he has been playing under 23's all season. Overall I think with good performances but also at times found out a little.
In his place as center half for the 18's has been Eric Garcia ( we got him from Barca). He has mostly looked good although of late I have seen weaknesses but even he has been pushed forward into the 23's for some games.
Foden of course has played 23's but not that many as he is a full part of the first team squad along with Diaz and latterly Nmecha. So in terms of teams there hasnt been much to shout about even though the 18's have come 2md in the league but quite a way behind Utd. In fact they secured that with 2 wins in the final week.The last one on Saturday agaisnt Liverpool took us past both scouse sides into second place I think.
But maybe there are chances that although we are not beating everyone at these levels we might be getting closer to having young players to make the grade at first team level.
We have the 3 names in there at the moment with Foden , Diaz and Nmecha but other names might include:
Muric the keeper
Garcia, something is there but improvement definitely needed