Wouldn't be that surprised Pep has a similar philosophy. He told the Barca lads if you pass it to the right place and the player isn't there it's not your fault. He also chastised Henry once even though he scored.
Edit found link to interview
You know Burrell I think he deserves a chance in the FA cup in January or even against Wycombe. As he seems to score lots for u23 is 19 so time for him to get a chance especially with us having limited attacking options
It’s not about writing his whole career off, just that judging by his games last season he’s simply not ready to be a regular here. As I said a loan was the best move for everyone, it’s up to him now to prove himself and he will get the chance to do that.
Tgeres so much more than just pure football ability, setting up for a game is almost like being in school. Taking mental notes of where you have to be on the pitch during different phases of play etc. If a player decides to take no notice then during the game they will disrupt the whole game plan. No manager will pick them.
There was one player who did an interview a couple of years ago and mentioned a manager who would stop training sessions because a player was a couple of ft away from where he wanted him. I did wonder if it was Karanka he was talking about.
Don't think it's necessarily true about Warnock. NW has already said he watched the U23s game against Leeds and was so impressed by one unnamed player he had him called up to first team training immediately.