With Sheffield United’s plans for this weekend’s clash with Swansea City in Saturday’s late kickoff continuing, manager Chris Wilder has been in front of the press once again.
In an interview with the Sheffield Star, Wilder covered a few topics as he tends to do, and although his words on tactics and having (or as the Blades are often accused of, not having) a Plan B make for an interesting read, something else caught my attention.
Moving nicely on from describing ‘tactics’ as largely a ‘nonsense’ because in football you naturally have to be ‘flexible’ because of the nature of the game, Wilder was almost adamant that our overall approach to matches wouldn’t change.
We go out, we run and we look to score goals – it’s worked so far, outside of a few hiccups along the way, we are sat joint in second place in the Championship table after all.
“We’re not looking to take our foot of the gas, stop being full tilt, front foot or any of the other silly phrases I come up with. Some clubs will tail away. Others will play with a heavy shirt. Here, we’re just looking to soak it all up, keep doing what we’re doing and make sure we enjoy it.”
With Wilder expecting teams to come to Bramall Lane and sit deep to take away our space, it’ll be tough, we just have to be more clever so although the system won’t change based on his words, he’ll come up with things to break sides down.