Veron gets a chance every day in practice... Take Muyl for example. How did he basically get the job over Sam? Busted his ass in practice and eventually got a few minutes in games. Then made plays in those games which actually turned into goals.
Veron has been banged up so that certainly hurt him. Marsch said he basically expects a bigger role this year but I think it's a good thing that Marsch doesn't hand out a starting spot to anyone who doesn't show they deserve it in practice. Sends the right message to the team and probably part of the reason this team is so good.
And everyone who plays on this team says how serious they take practices under Marsch so it's not like you can't compare those practices and games.
Makes sense. It's too bad you don't win playoff games in practice. Grella was "sharp in training" a lot down the stretch according to Marsch and that amounted to not much on the pitch. Obviously, I'm not at training so I guess if guys are dogging it I get them not seeing minutes. I would just like to see more skill out there and if that came at the expense of a little work rate, so be it.