I still don’t want to believe that Berizzo actually fielded this formation tonight. WBY, MKD starting? A pity. WBY is definitely a tap-in striker and cannot contribute literally anything to the match up front. Very weak physically and lacks vision… the only thing he is good at is positioning for a tap in, but when the matches require penetration and break through-s like this one, WBY should be on the bench. Berizzo should fucking know this already.
MKD is mostly jogging and not doing anything… losing balls and what not. Ganso also doesn’t deserve a start, but he at least is trying and actually contributing a bit both on the attack and defense.
Pareja definitely should be benched… I like Pareja a lot and he’s our captain, but honestly, he is getting slower by the day and also a bit weaker. Might risk penalties with him on the field and also some stupid free kicks that the opponents could easily convert (near the box). The starting pair for important matches should be no one else but Kjaer - Lenglet, with Carrico and Pareja as third choices (any would do).
What is more gut-wrenching is having the BRAINS of the team, both Banega and Mudo on the bench. This is simply unacceptable and a stupid thing to do from Berizzo… quite disappointed in him.
This match should’ve been an easy win at home, Las Palmas are very indifferent level-wise and Atletico joked with them in their own stadium with an annihilating 1-5 win. Anything but a win tonight should be all on Berizzo, unacceptable.
I really hope… or at least want to believe that the strategy is the following: Kill the game off and give the opponents a different idea of our form and playing style, and then go all guns blazing in the second half trying to get the win (Man Utd alike), or something is seriously wrong with Berizzo and the tactics.
This first half performance is probably one of the worst I’ve seen so far from Sevilla. Reminds me the infamous days of the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons where we ended 9th.
Hoping for a good surprise from Berizzo.