Sky Sports had a lot of time to fill after Chelsea’s defeat on Sunday as the pitch invaders at the Etihad were cleared away and the trophy presentation was set up, so the game got probably more analysis than a low tempo dead rubber between a B team and a broken team deserved.
Jamie Carragher made some notable comments about Enzo Fernandez, saying the midfielder looked “lost” and that he felt “sorry for him.”
Blues fans online have reacted pretty badly to this, with plenty of cry laughing emojis calling Redknapp “clueless” and questioning his punditry. But they’re taking his comments the wrong way.
It’s not really a criticism of Enzo, it’s a criticism of the whole team. The Argentina midfielder looked “lost” because he had no movement in front of him, no reliable midfield partner to shield him, no patterns of play around him and no coordination in pressing.
Enzo is an orchestrator in the middle, and it’s only natural he will struggle without any kind of team shape or chemistry. Reknapp’s criticism is really of the whole team, not a doubting of the former Benfica man’s ability. As many have pointed out, he was one of our better players in the game in the end.
Hopefully after a preseason where we see the whole club refreshed and with a new manager in place, we can start to see the best of Fernandez next season.
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Redknapp or Carragher make up upur mind which Jamie. Redknapp is to punditry what his cousin Lampard is to coaching average. Carragher is just as average and tiresome.