Moussi: Ball retention will be key for Millwall against Foxes

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MIDFIELDER Guy Moussi has called for Millwall to be "brave on the ball" when they face high-flying Leicester City this weekend.

Moussi is expected to make his second start for the Lions at the King Power Stadium, having played 90 minutes on his debut in the 1-0 victory over Barnsley.

And the Nottingham Forest loanee will have a big role to play in keeping the free-scoring Foxes at bay – as he believes the game could be won and lost in the middle of the park.



"Leicester have a lot of pace in their side, especially in the wide areas," he said. "If we don't keep the ball and try to pass it too quickly, they can hurt us with their pace.

"We need to be strong defensively, play possession football and be brave with the ball.

"Our movement has got to be good because you need to give your teammate an option, someone to pass to, all of the time. That will be the key."



Moussi, who is on loan at The Den until January, hopes to bring a more patient approach to Millwall's midfield over the coming weeks.

"In the Championship you have to try to keep the ball better than the other team," he said. "Sometimes teams think they can score a goal in four or five passes but you need to take your time.

"It is like a boxing match. You need to wait for the right opportunity to score. When you keep the ball, the other team try to pressure you and that's when you can find little gaps in between the lines.

"Football is not an exact science but that's my view, and if I can help Millwall play like that it would be nice."

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17 thoughts on “Moussi: Ball retention will be key for Millwall against Foxes

  • November 29, 2013 at 10:42
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    Fudge it... COME ON MILLWALL!

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  • November 29, 2013 at 12:39
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    Always want us to get a good result week in week out but big ask this week, can't see us keeping a clean sheet though. We aint kept the ball well enough all season, just look at the goals against column.

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  • November 29, 2013 at 12:47
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    We always do well against the top teams its the s*** at the bottom of the league we struggle against....... saying that i would take a draw now

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  • November 29, 2013 at 13:13
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    The problem is that once again we are unable to field our strongest team. Waghorn can't play against his parent club, Trotter is injured and Bailey is suspended. Beevers, Malone and Chaplow are returning from injuries and must still be a bit rusty McDonald doesn't look 100% fit so it remains to be seen who can step and bridge the gaps without weakening the team.

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  • November 29, 2013 at 13:26
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    Moussi talks sense and it is good we have someone with his experience in midfield but a shame that Trotter is not beside him, these two may make a great partnership. It will be a very tough game tomorrow and even a draw will be a good result. Stronger teams than Millwall have fallen to Leicester.
    However we are Millwall and can upset the applecart for Leicester.

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  • November 29, 2013 at 13:30
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    Do we actually have a strongest 11 not been evident so far

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  • November 29, 2013 at 13:42
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    Finally someone who understands the game! Merci Mr Moussi. Moussi is exactly right in everything he says. I have been following Forest's progress in the last few years, and they were unlucky to miss the playoffs last season but before that I think they were in playoffs 2 years before, and nearly made automatic spot year before that (i think). So we should keep close relations with Forest, and when they get promoted (i believe possibly this year), we can aid them in juggling around a few of their players! I believe they are playing Reading tonight- I'll watch that on Wiziwig! Great to have you in the side Guy. I hope your intelligence illuminates the other players. Also Lomas please sign him! Good luck tomorrow boys. D'Angelo

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  • November 29, 2013 at 13:45
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    we'll get at least 3 knocked past us 2moro . if they ain't injured they're f****** suspended , there is no cohesion and hasn't been since lomas took over ! all these players and most of em don't kno what it's like to play together ..........lomas out!!!

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  • November 29, 2013 at 14:13
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    Waghorn out he might be forced to play Morison & a winger so come on u wall beat the midland scum.

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  • November 29, 2013 at 14:23
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    If we play 4-3-3, I see a 1-1 draw tommorrow, nothing to write home about but a solid performance with our first choice back four being Dunne/Robinson/Beevers/Malone. If we play 4-4-2, we will get ripped to shreds by the very effective wide players they have in their squad.

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    • November 29, 2013 at 19:07
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      @glyngo: I have a sneaky feeling about tomorrow Glyngo, they are not good at keeping clean sheets and if we can put a solid all 'round defensive display in we might nick three points. Our recent record against them is fairly good and.........aah just kidding. Point would be great.

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    • November 30, 2013 at 17:39
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      @glyngo:
      Ok - I can see how a fear of the Leicester wide players might lead you to opt for five in midfield with two relatively wide and three in the middle - 4-5-1. I don't like it but I follow the logic.

      I can also see how 4-4-2 works with the widemen tracking back and the backs playing a restricted role - something Hoyte looks quite well equipped for and indeed would better suit Lowry, when available.

      But what makes no sense whatsoever to me is playing 4-3-3 with (presumably) two withdrawn inside forwards and asking the full-backs to both mark the opposing wingers and push forwards. That just sounds like tactical suicide to me!

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  • November 29, 2013 at 17:36
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    Id like to see us sign this fella on a permanent. As for tomorrow I have a strong feeling we will lose, so strong infact im gonna put money on it.

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    • November 30, 2013 at 00:46
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      @Dazi:
      Looked pony against Barnsley - has the speed of trotter and passing ability of jimmy.

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      • November 30, 2013 at 12:27
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        @wappinglion: All i saw was the Lions Player highlights and I saw him do three very good things. Give the boy a chance for fk sake. Like a lot of these loans I don't see the point but when he's wearing our kit we should be giving him all the encouragement he needs.

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        • November 30, 2013 at 14:31
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          @lion.ie:
          You were lucky you only had to endure the "highlights"

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  • November 30, 2013 at 16:26
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    3-0 down at Leicester sack Lomas excuses b******* and crap players

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