LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21: Laurent Koscielny of Arsenal challenges Daniel Sturridge of Chelsea during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on April 21, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
So UEFA's official website and twitter have invited fans to submit questions to be asked of players in pre-match interviews. Matt Spiro interviewed Laurent Koscielny, Arsenal and France central defender, ahead of tomorrow's quarterfinal, and wouldn't you know it, our very own Aidan Gibson submitted a question, and UEFA picked it, and Koscielny answered it:
@beltransmole23 Koscielny: It's easier for a central defender when there is someone who stays up front but Spain don’t play like that.— UEFA.com (@UEFAcom) June 22, 2012
@beltransmole23 Koscielny: There's always movement. Sometimes there is no-one in the middle & then all of a sudden there are 2 or 3 players.— UEFA.com (@UEFAcom) June 22, 2012
So, there you have it. Koscielny confirms that when teams move their attackers around and don't use orthodox movement, the central defenders have to be on their toes. Good thing he knows Cesc Fabregas and maybe can distract him with his favorite cereal or something...