I can't believe u like Tonel
Tiui can't score
for a 4-2-3-1 or a 4-3-3 formation you have to play with 3 cm (2dm and 1am or the opposite and Pereirinha is a winger...)
Tonel has been playing side by side with Polga for the last two years and they form one of the best pairs of CBs that I remember seeing playing for Sporting. Everytime that one of them is out, either injured or suspended, we struggle. Do we need to invent for this game? Nope.
If we count the minutes played so far by Tiuí since he arrived at Sporting a bit more than a month ago, he has played around 4 whole matches. You don't want me to give you Purovic's stats, do you?
Pereirinha is as much of a winger as Izmailov or even Vukcevic. Sporting does not have real wingers in this squad and that is also one of the reasons why we cannot play in 4x3x3, even if PB wanted us to.
And we don't have players to play with our normal system (who's being crap btw) unless you want to play with tiui and purovic up front... Vukcevic is too damn good to play out of position...
The problems of our team this year have nothing to do with the tactical system. In fact, if we are still with chances of winning something this season that is due to the consistency and coherence of PB's work. If he would be listening to the hords of illuminated brains that fill the pages of our enlightened sports press, we would be now fighting for 10th place with the likes of Académica, out of the two domestic cups and out of Europe.
When Vukcevic played "out of position" this season, he was our best player on the pitch. I am sure it's a coincidence, of course. :rollani:
and btw, the "professor" has 18 points up front of us and he's still in that competition that we are kicked up every season, it's called the champions league
So, you mean that the reason Porto is 18 points ahead of us and is still in the CL, it's linked with the difference of quality between the coaches of the two teams? You really are a Portuguese sports journalist, no doubt about that! :dielaugh: