With this weekend demonstrating that many in the group had tools for just two months, and they began playing after they had thrown the league away, it is quite tough to know what to expect this.
Can we have 11 players playing their socks off, or will we have a relapse to the five or six coasters that want others to do all of the hard work?
I need to admit I am currently banging my head off the computer screen. I understand that I must be talking about the upcoming match against Bayer Leverkusen, but what made them suddenly decide they needed to show everyone they needed to play like their life depended on it on Sunday (when Celtic have won the league), but they gave only 50% effort when it really mattered, in January and February? Didn’t they want to be winners? Do not they want to be in the Champions League?
This is a group that ought to be top of the league only now. This is a team that should be capable of going toe to toe with Bayer Leverkusen, and Leverkusen is a group that are better than Braga.
It is not known what staff will turn up on Thursday. That makes it tricky to identify an excellent shape that is tactical.
Bayer Leverkusen is weakest when they play. They do flow goals, even against teams with a moderate attack force. They will do the media, and they’re quite comfortable coming from tight spaces. They have much better awareness, although They’re just like a Braga.
Bayer appear to prefer the formation, and ownership is generally dominated by them, with attacks based in the back on a diamond formation. Their defenders prefer to draw the opposition defenders and to use the ball on the top of defenders that are innovative to benefit from the speed of the attackers. Kai Havertz is their version of Ianis Hagi and plays across the playground. Havertz is thought of as so dangerous that the opponents in the Bundesliga are currently doubling and trebling upon him.
That means the best strategy is a that can transition to a 5-4-1 or 3-3-4; 4-3-3, once the game requires it. This is that brings us when Alfredo Morelos was substituted, and the tactical game plan.
Gerrard knows Bayer Leverkusen is put up, where their weaknesses are, and he understands. Therefore, don’t be surprised if Morelos is used tactically in this game – a ‘secret’ weapon if you prefer. This is a sport where Rangers are in the world of soccer, where we will see. No kidding, this is the game. Their attack force Kevin Volland, Leon Bailey Moussa Diaby is valued at about £70 million, but when this team wants it and we’re set up to take care of their creation, Bayer Leverkusen has many reasons to be cautious.