You can’t win with youth, they said.
There’s no substitute for experience, they said.
They were wrong. Whoever “they” are, they’ve been proved wrong repeatedly, from Manchester United in the 90s to the current German national team, youth has been proven to be irrelevant. The only thing that matters is quality. Enter Ravel Morrison. Everyone acknowledges his talent.
Most choose to focus on his past troubles. However, if there’s one thing this West Ham team lacked last season, it was creativity, and Ravel Morrison definitely brings that to the table.
I know he hasn’t been tested at the highest level, and only the manager, backroom staff, and the players know what he’s truly capable of, but I can’t help thinking he needs to at least be given a shot. We haven’t had a true number ten in what seems like forever, and I feel we could really use one to add another dynamic to our gritty, workman midfield.
Not only that, but it would allow Big Sam to run his preferred 4-5-1 without sacrificing real attacking ability.
Like I’ve said, it remains to be seen whether or not Morrison can make the step up to the toughest league, but that doesn’t mean he can’t. I’d like to see him with considerably more playing time this season, and I’m hopeful that it will be beneficial to both the club and Ravel himself.
It’s time for a number 10.