I am overjoyed for the youngster he delivered. We wil see better performances from him but it will take a very special performance from him for it to be more memorable.
Do not understand your choice of words. For some reason I have you down as a fool. Watch this lad grow into something special. He is living up to the hype that surrounds him. To anybody in the know he is special and for those that like to think they know (like myself) it is easy to see he has something.
To be honest lads he didnt impress me much today
I was expecting more from him
He done fuck all going forward,no crosses or good ones anyway
Give him time though
A hyper critical analysis that has managed to rile me. I thought he did everything asked of him and a little bit more. Imagine his instructions to be something along the lines of fit in at the back, listen to Sami and follow his instructions, do not get carried away, sit back, do not go too far forward. He did just that and then as somebody else mentioned I watched him make some great runs only to be ignored, and, I also saw him swing in a great left footed cross* first time for Xabi to walk onto but contrive to cock up.
Credit though for having confidence in the young man.
*Sorry said cross was actually deflected into Alonso's path but was heading straight for Kuyt. Have to agree his crosses did fail to beat the first man far too often if not always. Still he can take much from today's game.