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Old 24-03-2007, 02:00   #32
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Originally Posted by Rex
I felt sorry for Koeman.
I did at first, but after watching the game, what the heck was he thinking? I mean, as I've stated before, any modern coach with any knowledge of the game at a high standard should realize the necessity of playing four at the back since it gives you extra defensive strength + support to your attack on the flanks. As I've stated before, I think its almost amateurish to play anything other than four at the back against good opposition.

He shuffled his backline because Alex was out ... wrong decision that led to no wing play (apart from the Korean guy on the right) + left Farfan trying to create something on the left. After half-time, when he switched back to a conventional 4-4-2 layout, despite PSV conceding more, they played much better till they kinda gave up on the game. That Ecuadorian Mendez was quite impressive ... definitely a good buy.

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