Saul Goodman wrote:There was a brilliant graphic of Milner's heatmap from today's match. In the attacking half he spent 99% of his time out on the wings.
Clearly he doesnt like to play up top. Pellegrini needs a rethink before WBA
Maybe that was the point? Drag defenders out if position for others to exploit the space created. If it was, it worked well
Was absolutely the point.
That was why Milner's performance was so good; not because of his work as a striker, but because of his work opening up space for Nasri, Silva etc & his discipline sticking to it rather than going for glory himself.
Not sure I agree with the comments about it proving Pozo couldn't do it though. He was not asked to. When the ball was played to Milner's feet with his back to goal, he lost it most times, just like Pozo.
I recon Pozo could possibly do what Milner did & also score the goals Yaya missed first half if asked to play deeper.