Jamaal Lascelles was interviewed after today’s pre-season win over West Ham in a very good all around performance from the team. The 3-5-2 formation really worked well and seem to get the most out of the players that were available.
Here is a link to Jamaal’s interview.
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This is a bit of what Jamaal has said about the formation and the effect of Steve Bruce coming in.
“We set up a different formation today which I think suited us perfectly with our personnel,” he said. “All the instructions he gave us we tried to do them to the best of our ability.
“We’ve had him for two days now in training and straight away we’ve picked up and we’ve adapted very quickly.
“When a new manager comes in you are always going to want to impress. The workrate has always been there because that’s the type of group we are.”
This is a common theme coming from the dressing room as all the players will be looking to impress the new head coach.
We were very happy to also hear from Martin Dubravka as he has emerged as a leader in the group. It is also vital that we keep him this summer as finding an adequate replacement will be a tough task.
Here is a video of both Ben Dawson and Martin Dubravka speaking about the difference of having a head coach in place.
?? "It was obvious, the difference having the manager in place."
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