Originally Posted by THE HEARTBREAK KID
Well, we do need a Scholes replacement
Originally Posted by Shining Light
Yeah same here. I used to be pretty quick, but about 5 years ago I had a really bad case of bronchitis that stopped me doing any excersise at all for a few months. I got it again a year later. Those 2 bouts really took their toll on me. When I came back I had lost a LOT of stamina and fitness and virtually all of my pace. That's made playing right back (and right wing) much harder for me, since I can't make Rafael-like dashes down the wing so much any more. If I play right back now I play a lot more conservative, more like Gary Neville towards the end of his career, or as Maldini did when he was at left back.
That's why I probably fancy playing as a deep lying playmaker these days, since I can just hang in front of the defense, I can utilize my good passing to help the team better from there, and I don't have to make many long runs or sprints.
I'll always be a right back at heart, but I really like playing in a defensive midfield position, or as a deep lying playmaker.
I have to say though, I think so far this season I'm as feeling as if back to being as fit as I was before, even better perhaps. So that's good news