Date:Sunday August 26 2007
Sulley Muntari showed once again yesterday against Chelsea why playing him in the centre of midfield is such a better option than playing him out on the left of midfield.
Granted, he can play in that area but every time I see him he is always far more influential when he has played in the middle, somewhere he hopes to stay as he said on the Pompey Site 'I played in the centre of midfield for six years at Udinese. That's where I play - for my country, my club.
'I love being in the middle. I can run and tackle more there'.
He is getting better all the time, with his powerful displays from the middle of the park looking like they could be priceless for Pompey.
He can and will run all day and also looks to have that killer instinct in him, where he can pick out a defence splitting ball, so the more he gets up to speed with the Premiership the better he will become.
He did not look out of place at all against Chelsea and controlled the midfield, but the worrying thing was that he picked up another booking, so once he has that I am always worried that he might pick up the second yellow - but he should have learned from the United game.
By playing him in the middle it also allows Matty Taylor to be utilised on the left of midfield, which is something that I feel we need to see more often than not, as he too will get up and down the pitch all day long, giving great protection to the defence as well as adding that undoubted natural width coming forward, not to mention cracking goals.
PLAY UP POMPEY!
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Date:Sunday August 26 2007
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