His defending from set pieces is sublime aswell. I’m never worried about defending a corner or a cross from a free kick when he is back there. When he’s missing we seem to fall to pieces defending set pieces.
i think the biggest problem with him has been that when we are pressed we have no options in midfield, and because of his strengths he is seen as the easy option to lump the ball to, when he is isolated and asked to do a thankless task of making something happen on his own
given proper service and decent support from another striker that isn’t weimann, or a proper midfield he lo