markjazzbassist Posted July 19, 2020 Report Share Posted July 19, 2020 3 hours ago, StevO said: Barkley said he was a forward, that’s not necessarily a striker. He played on the right of a front three many times for Koeman. He just didn’t see himself as a midfielder, probably with most of his strengths being attack minded. Walcott spent most of his youth as a striker, he went to Arsenal hoping to follow in Henry’s footsteps and become a striker there. It just didn’t work out that way and he’s become accustomed to being a winger. Probably in a similar way to Gareth Bale always being a left back, before things changed and he got the opportunity to try something different and excelled at it. So when Barkley plays 3 times as a forward and the rest as a mid, it’s ok to call him a forward. But when Gordon plays every match so far in the first team as a winger it’s not ok to call him a winger? The logic of that is baffling Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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