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Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher Analyze How David Luiz Is Changing Defending in the EPL [VIDEO]

gary neville jamie carragher Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher Analyze How David Luiz Is Changing Defending in the EPL [VIDEO]

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher recently sat down on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football to analyze how defending has changed in the Premier League from when both of these English footballers were being coached compared to more modern defenders such as David Luiz and Jan Vertonghen.

Neville argues that the Premier League clubs should incorporate dynamic defenders such as Luiz and Vertonghen, as they (i.e. Brazil and Belgium) must be on to something if they’re winning so many games.

Watch the video clip here:

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10 Responses to Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher Analyze How David Luiz Is Changing Defending in the EPL [VIDEO]

  1. Dean Stell says:

    Interesting. I love these clips. I just wish I understood Carragher a little better. :)

  2. hartley says:

    Interesting point. And we are starting to see this sort of split center back play in MLS. Look at Besler and Collin for SKC. Collin is out there taking chances, going forward while Besler reads the game and makes adjustments in behind. Sometimes the chances pay off and some time you pay for them. But it certainly is different and entertaining.

  3. gillyrosh says:

    Enjoy these two together. Just wish I could see them regularly (not that I don’t like the NBC team), but watching Neville & Carragher together, it’s so very clear how much passion they still have for the game.

  4. Peter Quinn says:

    I remember commenting on this a few weeks back. Neville is open to the idea that the way he was taught to defend might not be the best way. You can see the manager in him. He’s analyzing everything. He’s looking for the best way to do things, even if that goes against everything he knows.

    Carragher is old school. He’s comfortable playing the way he was taught. He says he would hate playing with Luiz because he’s unpredictable, he “wouldn’t have a clue what he’s [Luiz] doing”.

    It was a great conversation. There’s rarely a week where these guys don’t have a great discussion.

    • MacChelsea says:

      There is no “best way”. Every player has his own characteristics so it’s the manager’s job to assign the correct duties to him. For me I can’t find another central defender with the unique characteristics of Luiz by incorporating defence and attack. If you are to use his talent, you have to think of cover; but if you do you have the best player in the world to play from the back. He can be the spine of the team.

  5. justafan says:

    I love listening to Gary Neville. He seems so knowledgeable (and adaptable). I agree, Carragher is a bit hard to understand, and he’s kind of an old schooler (nothing wrong with that) but like Gary says, maybe it’s time to at least try something new. I also wish we could see their full discussions somewhere (like a vodcast uploaded after the game).

  6. Mickey D says:

    this was weeks ago.

  7. doctorl says:

    I agree it would be great if their full discussions were available. Great stuff — agree or disagee, I have yet to be disappointed with the quality of the debate. Neville talks more and is arguably more articulate, but does he really have more to say? Carragher always makes a worthwhile contribution in his own right.

    For a good laugh, go on Youtube and find the clip where Carragher says, “nobody wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville”. Classic.

  8. John Amadasun says:

    Two great minds

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