He is a defender, he is a midfielder but he is also an attacker - a winger who makes and scores goals.
If the winger beats two players and then crosses it for the striker, then there should be no problem.
Bridge had thrown out a superb long ball to the winger and just when it looked like he was away for his third, play was called back.
He is a very good player, a classic winger with lot of power, and is very quick.
These are two teams with impressive offensive arsenals and plenty of gifted wingers .
To place this into context let us consider other international wingers .
Robben did what very few wingers or wide players are capable of doing: he made his flank the centre of the game and changed the whole dynamics of the pitch.
You have to handle him differently from the way you would normal wingers ; he occupies two or three defenders.
True, their current playing styles are very similar - one striker, two galloping wingers , one prime mover and two midfield stiflers - so there's a risk they could nullify each other.