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George Saville’s take on Tony Pulis’ technical style

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George Saville, the Northern Ireland midfielder, is happy with his upgrading move from Millwall to Middlesbrough.

It is known that the Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis has a technical reputation of playing past his midfielders in directing the defense to play long passes and quick past the midfield.

According to The Irish News, Saville has been caught in an awkward moment when he was confronted with his take on this issue in an interview, whether he had consulted Gareth McAuley and Jonny Evans about their days under Pulis: “Yeah, we touched on it a little bit obviously, but they were wishing me the best going into it and, speaking to them, they told me what I needed to know and be ready for….

“The style of play is not like the fantastic football Manchester City will play, but he is effective and he knows how to win football matches and in the Championship that’s what it is about and getting out of the league.

“You have two games every week and it’s non-stop for the nine months. For me, Tony knows how to win football matches and that’s all I care about.”