Gullit sees solution for discussion about left-back in the Orange: ‘Sorry about this’

After the Dutch national team‘s Nations League games, the discussion about the left-back continued to flare up. At Rondo, there is also talk about whether Daley Blind or Tyrell Malacia should play there. According to Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten, there is a solution to get both boys to start.
โ€œI do find it difficult,โ€ says Van Basten at the table at Rondo. โ€œMainly because he always has that overview at the ball and he is technically and tactically strong. But he has become really slow now. Of course, that also has a bit to do with his age, but he has never been very fast. Of course, it is positionally strong, but if you can’
t walk it anymore, it‘s not in it either. Of course, that is very vulnerable on the side.โ€
Gullit sees a solution to let Malacia and Blind both play. The former footballer would post the Ajax song in midfield alongside Frenkie de Jong. โ€œBecause then you have two of those kinds of players running there. Are both boys who play football well and where opponents often put people on. In this, I think Blind’
s intelligence is very important. Then I‘m even sorry that it’s being put on the outside.โ€
Dick Advocaat was a coach who did put Blind in the midfield, Gullit also refers to that. โ€œAt the time, he also did a great job. I actually prefer it in that midfield, because on the left you need speed and his intelligence in the middle is more important to me.โ€

Blind or Malacia? ๐Ÿ’ซ Most prefer the United-back to Blind, although @GullitR also likes to see the Ajacied act in midfield ๐Ÿง  #ZiggoSport #RONDO pic.twitter.com/Lgwycl1hiv
โ€” Ziggo Sports Football (@ZS_Voetbal) September 26, 2022