He had a poor season by what we’ve come to expect of him .
Still can change a game though
Still can change a game though
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Dele in his current guise could be replaced by anyone to be honestWith the state of our squad, we'll need to keep both.
Without getting drawn into the 'they're different players' argument, I've always considered Lucas as a Son substitute, not Dele.
Undoubtedly a patchy season, but it's inconceivable he'll be sold unless someone comes in with a £100m+ bid.Dele in his current guise could be replaced by anyone to be honest
We (Poch) needs to decide what Deles future is....if it’s as a deep CM, then we might as well cash in now.
Another comment on the state of our squad following last summer's fiasco.Do you think he failed to improve over the last 2 years because his starting spot was almost always guaranteed?
Over 100M LOLUndoubtedly a patchy season, but it's inconceivable he'll be sold unless someone comes in with a £100m+ bid.
Even then I don't think we'd sell.
He's not a midfield player in my view. His best position is playing off Kane up front. Let others do the running!
Funny that there was "no replacements" when Moura and Llorente were sitting on our bench. those who got us through the CL quarters and Semis.Another comment on the state of our squad following last summer's fiasco.
Not just Dele, almost regardless of performances, Dele, Eriksen, Kane, Son etc. always played because there was no backup and so no competition for places (compounded by the long injury list).
No squad depth - directly attributable to the last two transfer windows and especially last summer.
Yes, it's a stupid bid. I doubt anyone would come in with one. And even if they did we'd probably turn it down.Over 100M LOL
Everyone seems very comfortable saying this all of a sudden......but during the season, when it was suggested Dele or Eriksen should be benched, people were quick to start saying how they were playing well and only an idiot would drop them.Every player we are used to performing at a high level underperformed.
Kane had his worst goalscoring season in 5 years.
Dele had his worst goalscoring season in 5 years.
Arguably Eriksens weakest season overall.
Sons goals per game still weren't as good as 16/17.
Not to mention Rose is a shadow of his former self. Trippier underperformed. Vertonghen and Alderweireld aren't what they used to be and we have no true defensive midfielder.
Get the depth in. Sign some players and hopefully everyone can get back to their best.
I don't think Dele has ever played at the expense of Winks.Everyone seems very comfortable saying this all of a sudden......but during the season, when it was suggested Dele or Eriksen should be benched, people were quick to start saying how they were playing well and only an idiot would drop them.
Then the stats came out to prove it.
People need to remember that Dele was pushed into a deeper role.....at the expense of Winks, Dier, Skipp and Wanyama on many occasions so the “lack of depth” just doesn’t work here.
And in the final third there have been countless occasions where they both could have been rested and seen way more rotation with Lamela, Moura and even Llorente in different formations.
No one wanted that, so coming out after the season and saying NOW they were crap is as much an oversight as Poch made during the season.