Premier League teams spend too much money on attackers – ESPN FC
Premier League teams spend too much money on attackers – ESPN FC.
Good piece. Defensive players will always be less valued than offensive players but equally, if not more, important. As one commenter mentioned though, cohesion is a major necessity in defense which is why managers may stick with combinations that work, a la Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker at Arsenal, even if they aren’t world-beaters. It’s easier and possibly more beneficial in the end to spend in attack.
The major point the author makes about the changing role of the defender and how they have been hampered by rule changes are big as well. The older breed of defenders are definitely defenders first then everything else after but the new breed are required/expected to do more.
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