Steve Clarke has got out the JCB and effectively confirmed Stephen O’Donnell will start against England by asking what on earth the diabolical right back ‘did wrong’ against the Czechs.
Let’s get straight to the quote:
Where do we begin with this?
First off no one was more dangerous on the pitch than Jankto, aside Schick. Jankto managed more crosses in the match than anyone else, so we don’t quite know what Clarke is on about. He managed more crosses v Scotland than he did v Wales in the recent WC qualifier.
Secondly, Jan Boril isn’t a forward-thinking LB, he’s defensive, he didn’t manage any crosses or create any chances v Wales in the same match either. Because he normally doesn’t.
Clarke is making pathetic excuses which show an ignorance of both his opponents, and a blind loyalty to his pals in the squad.
He is going to stick with SoD and to hell with the consequences.