Did I say I was confused? Two fullbacks playing as central midfielders, goalie as sweeper, sweeper as pivotal defender, wingers playing as wingers. Looks like Pep has never heard of Brexit. In Europe the keeper acts as sweeper when they are down to ten men so with the full complement it should feel like we are playing with 12 men on the pitch. That must be the plan. Teams like Spurs rely on the ref to be their 12th man but Pep can do better by using the goal keeper. Simply brilliant, and like Trigger’s everlasting broom it doesn’t matter what combination fills the positions.
Roll on Romania. Noted for its racist fans Steaua Bucuresti has been fined and forced to play in an empty stadium several times but they don’t seem to have learned. Let’s kick them out.