On Taylor Twellman’s new ESPN show “Banter,” which airs Wednesdays at 2 pm ET on the ESPN App, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, Armchair Analyst Matt Doyle talked about the possibility of Pity Martinez operating as a false 9 while Josef is out with an ACL tear.
Doyle argues Frank de Boer changed his formation to a 3-4-2-1 this year to get Pity Martinez and Ezequiel Barco in their best positions behind Josef. That tactical change yielded early returns too, with Josef and Pity providing a deadly one-two punch in a Concacaf Champions League Round of 16 win over Motagua.
And neither Doyle or Twellman believe it would be smart of de Boer to move Pity to playing as a false nine. Check out the full discussion below.