I'm just watching the England-France highlights now... holy shit, an English player dribbling. Wow, when's the last time you ever saw that..!
Anyway, some poor actions there too, just done faster, so yeah the pace thing... we'll see how we handle that. That English GK is good... not so much the French one. Stupid, stupid stuff from the English defender in the last action. The goalie had it I think...
As for our match... The Baluta-Puscas linkup was great. Baluta hoofing it upfield... man, he'll be a legend for Brighton soon enough
Baluta, Cicaldau, Puscas and Radu could easily start for the NT. Hagi, Man, Manea also useful given the alternatives but not sure they are fully ready yet.
Normally I'd say LB is our weak spot but Stefan did really well tonight.
Nedelcearu - Pascanu - Baluta seemed to have a communication issue at the HR goal. In fact I didn't like Baluta's defending in the first half, just seemed too slow (again, that pace question GICA(?) brought up).
Cicaldau -> could be a problem, one of our best men... Nedelcu can't replace him, neither can Dragomir or Ciobanu yet... Would be a HUGE loss. Probably my fav U21 player if I'm allowed to pick one.
Pascanu -> I don't know about Rus at this level. Maybe try Baluta as CD if need be.
Man -> not all that useful today along with Ivan. We still need his best game. Would be replaced with Coman or Olaru if need be.
They posted a tactical analysis video in the Croatian forum... can't understand much Croatian but i'll try to take a look.