"i think they were not focused and therefore could not execute ... after 20 min things started to change
the ball started moving"
i will elaborate on this:
i'm sure this will get corrected, the coach was shocked in post match interview on this topic ... but the way it should have been was someone should go in front of the ball once the foul is committed .... usually the striker or AM .... anyone .... to make them ask for distance ....then as the ref tells the player to move back ... this gives time for the goalie to setup the wall. i did not catch if pjanic asked for distance or not ... and i doubt he did, because the ref would have to whistle before he took the free kick.....
it's a new team and i guess they did not have time to assign who is man marking who, and who goes in the wall. being over the ball forcing them to ask for distance are just little tactics that give time to your team to
also ....i don't see how you can blame vlaho for the first goal. bad marking in the box. again bad execution.
i also think fourtounis created and i liked that in some moments, it clicked with some of the wingers, but this too needs to improve as well. it is an exciting time for the NT and we just need to continue the "theme" and to improve execution by communication, repetition and practice.
the team is inexperienced, but the opportunity is here. hopefully the leaders rise up and pass the message the old guard passed to them in 2014 and we get more leaders that will emerge.