Published On: Tue, Nov 21st, 2023
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He added: “We are too slow in midfield. We need to mix it up. There are too many short passes.

“Every time we played the ball over the top, we either regained it 40 yards up the pitch or were in behind their defence. And this isn’t kick and rush, it’s a cultured pass.

“If you are playing at the top end of the pitch and you know that ball’s not forthcoming, you might make one or two runs, but eventually, you say, ‘I am not running in behind because you aren’t even looking for the ball in behind’.

“Ollie Watkins made as few runs tonight as I have ever seen him; for him to do that [make runs], you have to supply him with the ball.”

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