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Or maybe the point was that the system worked with cart horses like that.
The exact opposite of Ancelotti, whose tactics require top players.
Coady to Neves, back to Coady, out to Doherty or Barry Douglas, draw the opponents in, then unleash the red arrows down the flanks, one-twos, combinations, work the ball into the box, play between the lines, isolate defenders….and pounce. Goal. Game over. No one came from behind to beat them. Few teams could live with them. Watch the team goal finished by Diogo Jota against Sheffield United. They were like nothing the league had seen before.
"Doherty or Barry Douglas" was my favourite part. One can scarce imagine the trepidation of opponents knowing that even if they tamed Doherty Barry Douglas was out there somewhere - waiting, biding his time.