You really need wingbacks in a 3-5-2. They need to provide width, pace and service from the flanks. Hysaj has a lot of effort and even has the physical ability but technically speaking he is awful. He can’t make a simple short pass let alone a cross. I would say to bench him but I really don’t know what alternatives there are. With Balliu his limitations aren’t as bad as supposed.
The first half was the first half in a long time where I thought we had a resemblance of a team. We had quick counter attacking chances, some pace from the flanks. They were a little selfish in the final third but I think with some chemistry they should be able to play well.
At the end of the day it all begins with Reja. Why he insists on having his bizarre lineups that have no pace or width is beyond any of us. Playing three center forwards with three holding midfielders have no place in modern football.
At this point we should all be hoping for us to crash and finish last in this group. It should have happened the day after we barely won that awful nations league group in 2020. We need a managerial change.