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Certain players have improved this season, talent helps of course, but think TC and his staff deserve praise for it.
Ronaldo Vieira- Seems more confident, looks stronger and fitter, TC seems to have given him more freedom, primarily a defensive midfielder, under Monk that was it, but this season we have seen him breaking forward and starting our attacks, its nice to see because he is a real powerful runner.
Kalvin Phillips- Similar to Vieira, under Monk he was stifled, protect the back 4 was his role. TC has encouraged him to get forward, at times he is up front. His passing is improving and he to also seems fitter, he and Vieira compliment each other well and cover for each other when needed, good coaching.
Liam Cooper- Not a fan, but credit where its due. He has shown confidence bringing the ball out of defence, he seems a bit more comfortable with the ball at his feet, and in recent games he has been solid and is showing a bit of consistency.
Kemar Roofe- I remain unconvinced, but theres no question he has improved this season. His movement and link up play is better and he is showing signs of adapting properly to the league. Think TC deserves credit for this as its known he does like to work with the attacking players. And although not entirely comfortable on the wings, he has shown a willingness to try to be positive and rotate with Saiz and Ali similar to Pablo.
Pablo Hernandez- His workrate is so much better, his willingness to track back and "put a shift in" is vastly improved on last season. He isnt naturally a hard working player, but he has pressed and tracked back well mostly this season. Also, think he looked a bit uncomfortable out wide early season, been a few years since he was a winger and struggled to adapt. Often coming inside to much and making us to narrow. Recently, he has stuck wide more, helping to make the pitch as wide as possible, which given our playing style is important.
Is there anyone else who should be on the list?