Easiest Team Talk Ever
5 days, 2 huge games.
That’s life at a massive club, that’s why the players and Ange are actually here.
However, I find myself in a quandary. Initially I told myself Ange has the easiest teamtalk in the world this coming Saturday, now I’m not so sure.
I was thinking all the gaffer needs to say before the derby is simple, play well and you’ll start against Real Madrid.
I’m having second thoughts.
Notice I didn’t type ‘win’ the upcoming clash, rather play well. The team could win the match with one or more players not performing at maximum, in which case a tactical switch against Los Blanco’s would make sense. If the player was promised being part of a winning side was enough, then of course he shall expect a starting berth which could weaken the team.
The starting eleven could put everything into this game leaving some jaded, again expecting inclusion from the start, when it might be better all around to introduce fresh legs. But a promise is a promise.
Playing more native players in the first of these two big games could make a lot of sense, the thinking being they would rise to the opportunity due to having more connection with the biggest game in the country.
I dont envy the big man here, these calls are massive and he will be judged on them, and I can’t pick his brain on the issue, but I can pick yours.
So today’s article is a simple question aimed to stimulate debate, plus seeing who called it right is always interesting.
How would you approach these two games?
Strongest eleven first, others start the next match?
Other way around?
Same starters or access?
Use the entire squad?
Fling the new guys in for the X-factor?
All natives start the first game?
It’s a conundrum I’m telling you, but I’m looking forward to reading what you would do if you were king.