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Villas-Boas Moves For Left Footer To Allow Bale ‘Ronaldo’ Role

Date: 28th July 2012 at 10:22 am
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The Daily Mail has reported that Tottenham manager, 34 year old Villas-Boas, is looking to establish his tactical formation of 4-3-3 as he looks to step up the North London’s hunt for a left winger.

The newspaper has suggested that the former Porto manager is looking at his former club ‘s left winger, 20 year old Christian Atsu, who was sent out on loan last season. He appeared in 30 games for Portuguese team Rio Ave where he scored 6 goals and assisted a further 4.

Another option which was suggested is Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling. The youngster played 25 minutes of Premier League action last season in 3 separate games. Of course this move would be pathetic. With Villas-Boas looking to implement his formation when the new season begins, it would be foolish to buy an inexperienced youngster when a first team is yet to be established. AVB has not purchased the natural left-winger or the world class striker he wants which he should prioritise first before looking at longer term options.

But Villas-Boas could make use of his natural talent to reposition his current players. Gareth Bale received criticism under Redknapp as he was constantly played out of position which weakened the areas which were not covered in a satisfactory manner.

For example, when he played on the left wing next to Adebayor, the left midfield was exploited as a result. Not only this, but with Bale playing in the left wing position, his main attributes of pace and crossing are not used to the full potential.

With this, it is evident that if AVB wants to play his 4-3-3 formation, he is going to need to buy an experienced and naturally suited left winger if he wants this formation to work at White Hart Lane in the forthcoming season.

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14 thoughts on “Villas-Boas Moves For Left Footer To Allow Bale ‘Ronaldo’ Role

  • Andre's Crouching
    2 years ago

    Bale will be our centre forward….

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  • akshayaalase
    2 years ago

    Tottenham hotspure summer 2013-2013 is that possible 150million modric replacement ? 1GK-.LLORIS & GOMES-REPLACE- STEGEN BUTTON DEFENDER- VERTOGHEN & RONALDO OR B.ALVES OR SAN JOSE OR HANGLAND OR ANY CM-MODRIC REPLACE-MOUNTINHO SIGURDSON & ANOYHET-CDM- FERNANDINO OR CASMIRO OR DIARRA OR ANY CDM STRIKER- DAMIAO & NEYMER & CARROL(LOAN) & BERBATOV OR DEFOE OR

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  • akshayaalase
    2 years ago

    tottenham hotspure dream squad in future with AVB 4-3-3 GK-LLORIS & STEGEN &BUTTON DEFENDER-WALKER & NAUGHTON& B. ALVES/VERTOGHEN/DAWSON/KABOUL/GALLAS/CAULKER& BAE CENTER MIDFIELD-PARKER/SANDRO/FERNANDINO/MOUNTINHO/HUDDLESTONE/VDV/SIGURDSON FORWARD-HULK/LENNON/NEYMER/BALE/DAMIAO/CARROL(LOAN)/BERBATOV

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  • akshayaalase
    2 years ago

    Tottenham first team line up in 4-3-3 LLORIS-4- WALKER/VERTOGHEN/B.ALVES/BALE -3- SANDRO/MOUNTINHO/VDV -3-HULK/ DAMIAO/ NEYMER SUB-LENNON, CAROLL, STEGEN, SIGURDSON, KABOUL, PARKER

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    • robbie
      2 years ago

      a more likely starting 11.

      ——————-Lloris—————–
      Walker—Kaboul—Vert—BAE—
      ————Sandro—Hudd———–
      Lennon—VDV—Siggy—Bale

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  • Spurs mad
    2 years ago

    “For example, when he played on the left wing next to Adebayor, the left midfield was exploited as a result. Not only this, but with Bale playing in the left wing position, his main attributes of pace and crossing are not used to the full potential”

    So a left wingers main jobs are not to beat their man and whip crosses in then…??? outrageous lack of any football knowledge what so ever, infact its just plain embarrassing!! Hang your head in shame

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    • Matt Davis
      2 years ago

      I’m saying that when he plays in left midfield he has more space to accelerate and on the counter attack, has more time to outpace the opponent. However, as he plays further up the pitch in left-wing, he doesn’t have the same amount of time to accelerate away from the defence.

      And about the crosses, when he does play in this position, he draws further into the centre and leaves BAE to make most of the crosses which is why I said that.

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  • Chunks
    2 years ago

    *TEXT SPEAK DELETED*

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  • JayMon
    2 years ago

    I think you mean when Bale is played on the right his pace and crossing are not used to their full potential….

    Or, as Spurs mad so kinly mentioned, you have no idea what you’re talking about.

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    • Matt Davis
      2 years ago

      Look at my above comment.

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      • smiler
        2 years ago

        bale will play left wing of a forward 3 pointless article

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        • Matt Davis
          2 years ago

          Even though in today’s game he played left midfield and floated onto the right side too. But of course, such a pointless article.

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  • luvspurs
    2 years ago

    bale is class, infact he is so class what ever position he playing no player in the world wants bale running at them…. but i agree he is more effective running from that little bit deeper than so far forward. fact

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  • luvspurs
    2 years ago

    we need to get rid of modric he obviously thinks he is bigger than spurs when we all know nobody can ever be that big… yid for life

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