Eric has always been on our list and the more he plays, the closer he gets. Right now it's not the right time to bring in a bunch of new players.
In general I like Klinsy, but I think this is bull shite. If he's going to bring in Gatt because we have a wing problem (or for whatever reason he chose), then he HAS to bring in Lichaj as well. Lichaj is already proven on the NT level, and additionally his replacing Johnson at LB would allow Johnson to shift up into the wing spot. Didn't we have an issue with creative attacking play against Jamaica? Yeah? What? We did? I thought so. Also, Lichaj, in his NT appearances, has proven that he can make the overlapping runs that Johnson makes (actually, which he didn't
make in that first Jamaica game). We arguably have less depth at LB than we do at wing, so I don't get wtf Klinsmann is talking about here.
Given my above stated opinion, this just annoys the shite out of me:
"Having Fabian at left back is outstanding because he plays a position where we were lacking in the past. He's one of the best left backs in Germany. Now people are noticing it because he's starting to score goals. [As for] playing him further up the field, we don't have another left back with the same quality for how we play, and again, we have so many midfielders that we'll keep him there for right now."
This post was edited on 9/29 at 4:21 pm