No pain - No gain.
Teams: Tottenham - Croatia
Vrsaljko loss still a bad news for us against England but Vida played few times as fullback in his career and I really think that he will be a good add on the right flank. Don't forget how the Russians have conceded the Vida goal on corner. This corner came from a run and a pass from Vida in the box when he played in Vrsaljko place.
I truly believe that a player can be awesome/epic in an another position, only if the player is really determinated to win and give all his energy on the pitch. And Vida is this kind of player. He's not the best player in the world but, one thing is always present in this guy, this is his huge passion for football and his country !
And as DZ has said just before, Corluka presence will be really important on England set pieces.
Now, if we're playing with Vida as RB, we need a guy front of him, who's able to help him by a good cover. And if Perisic is present in our line-up against England, he'll be obligated to move his ass and give all because I don't want to see again a Perisic out form or half concerned by the defensive aspect etc...
Because, yes I trust in Vida strenghts and passion but if we start the game with Strinic and Vida on the wings, Perisic MUST to be ready to help, defend, cover, run, move !
I don't want to see our boys losing this match only by the lack of effort from Perisic. He need to take example on Rebic ! The kid give simply all his energy in every single move or replacement, and I really want to see that from Perisic.
As I said in my previous post, we need to play as an unit offensively and defensively. And our wingers Perisic and Rebic must to be ready and in good form if we want to win this game, because the England weakness is there when they're losing the ball. They're playing very high and Young/Trippier are playing very nearly of the sideline.
We need to be lethal on our counter, this will be the key ! It's over the strike on the post... This is a Semi-Final !
If after 45 mins Perisic is shity again, I want to see Dalic drop him at the half time for Pjaca.
Actually up front, we have Mandzukic and Rebic who are working for 3 or 4 players with their intensives runs/pressing/calls. When in the same time Perisic is totally nowhere...
If you want to broke this negative feeling around you and show at everybody how good you are. This is your time Ivan. AJMO !
2010/09: Dalmate, your vision is perfect. And your english when speaking is really good and makes me smile because you speak much better than English speakers when you discuss Football and things that you like.
Last edited by dalmate; July 9th, 2018 at 12:19.