That's what I'm hoping for. Since we picked him up so late in camp and the fact that he wasn't with any other team, leads me to believe he was probably just cleared to start training after his surgery.
Yeah I thought he was way one or two seconds behind in a lot of the plays. Defensively I thought he was really bad. I just hope they make the right evaluation of him from the scrimmages at least.
We're loaded on defense though: Ferrari, Camara, Lopez, Rivas, Lefevre, Brovsky, Miller, Tissot, Pearce, Ouimette and Mallace who's been playing RB.
That's what I call a quantity over quality defense.
Good to have though, cause last year the majority of our rotation problems were on defense. 4/5 of our defense played 90% of the games last year (Perkins, Ferrari, Brovsky and Camara). When we had to rotate for CCL games, or when our players were tired, we never really were worried about the midfield. We knew we had quality there, our biggest worries were always on defense. So by having quantity, it basically forces the manager to rotate the squad and keep fresh legs.
I'll give credit here to the management. Adding a few bodies + Having young players like Tissot, Ouimette and Wandrille gain experience last season, I'm confident enough to say that who ever starts on defense this year, for whatever match, I'll be confident (Unless they're in horrendous form lol)
NDS said a high caliber attacking midfielder and you said sounds like Pirlo. Really?
I know he's not an attacking mid, but he fits the bill with the type of players we are targeting. (I.E, over the hill Serie A players). So with that maybe it's Totti, while staying on that Serie A mold which this team seems to love.