Register Login Live

Fan Park

We Need To Work On Possession

After the loss away to Real Sociedad this past weekend, I think it’s clear that our midfielders have a lot of work to do (forget the defence for now…). We only managed to keep 55% possession of the ball in the match against the Basque team and with Atletico to come on the 13th, our best chance at beating the champions is by holding onto the ball and slowly breaking down their well organised defence.

Toni Kroos has been fantastic in terms of passing so far into his short Real Madrid career and so, surprisingly, has Isco with the two players achieving 91.2% and 89.3% passing accuracy rates respectively. However, up front, Karim Benzema and James Rodriguez have both lost possession three times so far this season and both need to work on holding onto the ball.

Toni Kroos has made nine tackles in midfield and James, Isco and Marcelo have all made four each. The real concern however, has been Gareth Bale, who has the weakest passing accuracy in the team of 75.9%. Iker Casillas has been almost just as bad, which is a major concern, especially because he is making all his passes within the defensive third.

Carlo Ancelotti definitely needs to look at improving our defensive organization over the international break, but that is the obvious solution. If he really wants to make an effect on the team and claim a tough win against our noisy neighbours, he needs to look to improving our work in the midfield and make sure that we can keep possession.

nextarticle

Zungu The Future Pass Master

7 comments

Top 5

10 Images Of The Weekend’s Nedbank Cup Action

6 Feb 24, 2020 09:15 AM in Nedbank Cup

The Highest-Paid Players In Europe Revealed

18 Feb 11, 2020 07:14 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Mosimane Explains Gripe With MDC

16 Feb 24, 2020 01:30 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Man City Could Be Relegated To League Two

52 Feb 17, 2020 06:28 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs’ Middendorp: We Couldn’t Unlock Them

74 Feb 24, 2020 11:36 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Bucs Stars Dazzle In Pule’s Mashonisa

14 Feb 24, 2020 11:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Pogba Makes Liverpool Admission

20 Feb 25, 2020 10:32 AM in Manchester United

Does This Pirates Star Boast The Coolest Tattoos In The PSL?

5 Feb 22, 2020 09:00 AM in Drip, Style & Swag

Pitso: There's Been Too Much Talking

155 Feb 23, 2020 06:51 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

10 Of Ronaldo's Cheapest Cars, Including A R2m Bentley & R1.2m Audi

2 Feb 25, 2020 03:01 PM in Stars & Their Cars

Middendorp Feels Chiefs Deserved A Penalty

30 Feb 24, 2020 04:28 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

28 Nov 24, 2019 07:17 PM in World News

PSL Confirm Date And Time For Nedbank Cup QF Draw

16 Feb 24, 2020 03:12 PM in Nedbank Cup

9 Players Who Left Barca Because Of Messi

29 Nov 03, 2019 10:21 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

3 Big PSL Contracts Being Discussed…

10 Feb 24, 2020 02:43 PM in PSL