I hope that one day, one beautiful day we will see Denisov-Glushakov in the center and Fayzulin instead of Saenko.
Glushakov and Fayzulin is our most skilled players after Arshavin and maybe Izmailov.
It's About Time Gus to start slow transformation. Semak, Zyryanov and Semshov is not gonna make it for you on WC. They getting older and older. Denisov-Glushakov-Fayzulin is future backbone of our midfield.
Well, are you telling me that technique isn't important for a NT player?
It isn't at all. Kosta (Zyryanov) for example has problems with technique and still he is one of the best russian players. Better than mr. Silky touch Bylia D.
The only thing I see Denisov do is pass the ball as soon as he gets it and a lot of times to another team.
What? If anything Denisov is too slow with his decision-making... and i can understand him. It's really not his job to control midfield.
Thats why i want to see Glushakov with Denisov and Fayzulin instead of Kosta on top. All 3 can defend. Denisov can dealt with the rough stuff (he is imo best in Russia in 1-on-1 D. Better even than Timo).
Glushkov is just a great passer of the ball and - ALLROUND passer. By allround i mean wide amount of passes he can make and his awareness with the ball + his shot. He our new Semak.
Fayzulin allready can do everything Kosta can do and more. Very good playmaker. He is our new Kosta.
You see what i mean? We can slowly (slowly) make new mid-f for our NT withour breaking formation, without revolutions.
The old guys declining people. Forget about Kosta great goal in last game and Semak good games for Rubin this year. I watch a lot of soccer and i can see how these guy getting older with every mounth.
We need fresh blood injection in our most important part of the team - midfield. Thats the only way we can be compete on WC.
Dzagoev Denisov= Youngsters while Zhirkov Kolodin Anyukov Pogrebnyak Arshavin Pavlyuchenko have many years in front of them.Ignashevich is 29 for a CB it's not old at all. Semak-Zyryanov are good at least 2 years more and Semshov will see he must play better. Akinfeev very young also...
Look, I'm all for injecting new blood into our NT starting lineup, but at this point our youngsters aren't ready.
Eventually, we'll need to replace Igna, Kostya, Semak and Semshov, but at this point they are our best options.
BTW, Zyrianov's technique is not bad.
You dont understand... i don't want youngsters in NT. I dont want Mamaev, Ryzhkov and Kokorin in NT. I dont want to see another Rebko, Shishkin debacle. But for the love of Raa, Denisov with 200 games for Zenit under his belt, Fayzulin with 4 pro seasons and 22 years old Gluhakov is not exactly youngsters.
Zyrianov's technique is average at best. Zyrianov's brain and game smarts is world class.
Izmailov ??? Give me a break he sucks in a bad team in a non-competitive league he is done for NT. Denisov is an elite player he proved it vs. Marseille Villarreal Rangers Stuttgart BayernMunich Bayer Leverkusen and now...Guus knows what he's doing and he's in starting 11 of the Euro 1/2 finalists= ELITE
Talent means nothing without hard work aka Bilya Sychev etc.
Games are won on the pitch not on paper.
The team of yesterday was perfect with a fit Kolodin in. For the moment I still think Semshov should start and Dzagoev coming in later.
As of now that's our best line up possible and the genius coach we have agrees so...
You guys noticed what's going on in other groups? It's very possible that teams like N. Ireland, Lithuania and Denmark might get through and teams like France, Czech Republic and Portugal get left out in the cold.
While I'm on the subject, why did Greece and Czech Republic get their own cupcake groups? What have either of these teams done lately to warrant this?
Greece has won Euro a generation ago and Czechs keep on proving to the world that they are MASSIVELY overrated.
I mean they have Germany/Russia, Croatia/England and Spain/Turkey matched up together, while Greece gets Israel and Czechs get Northern friggin' Ireland.
If we don't drop any pts before the Germany game in Moscow then if we beat the Germans we are IN directly.
So far the only "big" team in real danger is Portugal and maybe Turkey and Ukraine-Croatia
France will be good to finish 2nd and go to playoffs.
The Czechs have lost all their midfield-offense Galasek-Rosicky-Nedved-Poborsky-Koller-Baros this group is wide open with Slovenia N.Ireland Slovakia and very boring Poland in with a chance for first place...this group is worst than Greece-Swiss-Israel
Actually who got the 2nd seed in Italy group? Ireland and Bulgaria have not been part of big tournaments since 02 and 04...
Lets focus on Russia if we finish 2nd and play France or Portugal in playoffs then we shall complain...