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Alan Pardew Admits Getting Liverpool Team Selection Wrong

8 years ago

When you get beat six nil at home it is ‘tricky’ to find any positives but I have come up with two.

I give Alan Pardew some credit for bringing Hatem Ben Arfa and Yoan Gouffran on at half-time, as he knows that who pretty much every fan would have chosen to start with and so to change it after the failure of the first half was at least belatedly trying to rectify the problem he’d help create.

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Secondly, after the game the manager has admitted getting his first eleven wrong saying; “…in hindsight the team selection didn’t work for us”.

In more detail this is what Alan Pardew had to say after the match to NUFC TV;

“Today was a real low point in my career here, that performance as the scoreline suggested, was just not good enough.

I thought in hindsight the team selection didn’t work for us. The performance looked affected by the goals, to be two nil down so early looked like it affected a few bodies.

All my teams are organised and on the front foot looking to win the game, but that wasn’t the case today.

We looked disorganised, it isn’t anybody’s individual problem, it is a collective responsibility.”

Everybody has bad times and it is how you react to them that sorts out the winners and losers.

The team selection at West Ham next weekend will be very interesting…

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