Surprised to hear you thought Mitri had a good game. Offensively he created some chances, but defensively Heber did most of his work from my view. His sulking will never be forgiven, not when everyone else is running their ass off. One time he lost the ball at the top of the box and instead of immediately trying to pressure to pick the defender's pocket from behind, he just stood there. Drives me insane to see him not immediately fight for the ball. Not to mention, many a time he'd receive the ball and literally walk it around like it's training. Where's the alertness?the competitive edge so he's ready to attack or pass? I want second half 2019 Mitri. not first half 2019 Mitri.On TV Heber Looked gassed. He was having a terrible night for him and I made a note at 56' that I wanted to see Taty for him. He got decent service but didn't make anything of it. On the other hand, Mitrita had a very good game, as did Isi. Both were doing what they need to do (penetrate and create shots or chances) and defending. While Mitrita has an unattractive tendency to walk and sulk when he loses the ball in the final third, he checked back well to midfield multiple times to help force turnovers. He doesn't get enough credit for that.
The midfield in general worked out of pressure maybe as well as I have ever seen them do. Surprisingly this was more true before Maxi came on than after.
And I think the team did a very good job of making Tigres uncomfortable in midfield. I lost count of how many times Tigres banged the ball into touch because of pressure. Keaton and Isi did better at this than Maxi and Medina did, and it showed at the end. Mitirita's move in the box at 76' showed that he still had some gas in the tank when Isi had disappeared and Keaton was starting to lose battles he had been winning. So I understand why Heber, Isi and Parks came out. I would have preferred GMS to Medina, though.
Plenty of Ref issues, and I'll add that I'm pretty sure the goal would have been called offiside under VAR.
Tonight came down to one thing: finishing.
We created the chances and just couldn't get the finishes. We looked far better than we've looked in the first two league matches.
Also, on TV the fan support sounded about equal to me.