Wednesday 20 February 2008

A decisive moment

Tonight's game has the potential to be a pivotal moment in our season, after the shambles of Saturday, we have a great opportunity to get straight back into the saddle.

As ANR comments it is one hell of a big night for a certain humble German. I hope I will be proven wrong by Jens, but I don't think he's been on top of his game for over a year or so, and Almunia has been outstanding so far this season. Hopefully Jens will rise to the challenge, but I would rather see Almunia fit and in goal for the Milan biggie.

Almunia is sharper and quicker, and he has swept up danger on the edge of the box superbly behind the two centre backs. Part of the reason that our defence has been so solid has been this expert covering of ground by Mr Almunia. He is also a younger man, and is consequently that little bit more agile that Jens.

Importantly Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are back, along with the Flamster and Emmanuel Adebayor. We will have to be at our sharpest and we will have to concentrate for the full 90 minutes, the guile of Pirlo can carve any team open when they least expect it. Good luck Mr Lehmann, make this a decisive moment that will be remembered fondly.

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