Originally Posted by SempreSami
A corpse would outrun Mikel.
He's so frustrating, he does some incredible things at times. He can get out of tight spots, the way he uses his bodyweight and shields the ball sometimes is fantastic. He just makes so many mistakes, positionally, he's rash, not the best tackler and when he has the ball, you know he's going to take too long or just give it away.
I have to admit, having him and Lampard as the only 2 midfielders in the squad is very worrying.
Even so, it was a good game. I love seeing how Juventus use the 3-5-2 system. The midfield 3 of Vidal, Pirlo and Marchisio are very good to watch. It's not nice to be reminded of how woefully short we are in that area of the pitch, but that's what you get with tests at the highest level.