This always fascinates me... Yes, De Zerbi has a clear style, but do you really think he only has a Plan A? He's probably the most tactically flexible managers I've seen in a long time.All about opinions .... but you don't need to be a footballing genius to understand that when your style is compromised by the opposition then changing the style MIGHT help e.g. Newcastle, Forest, Villa all stopped us playing plan A football and we found it hard to counter them.
Don't get me wrong its a great style that's got great results but that's generally against teams that have been open either the top teams or really poor teams (wolves, southampton ).
The comment though was really a question about how RDZ seemed to ignore Gilmour for most of the season yet when he has played he has looked very good and his passing has been excellent yet strangely was not picked to play in a team playing passing football.
Take Steele: Clearly he has the instruction to play the ball around the back and draw the press, but he also goes long quite often depending on who we're playing.
[This isn't directed at you] Generally, the use of the phrase ""needs a Plan B" translates into "Why doesn't he just whack it up to the big man?" and ignores the fact that more often than not we actually already do that when the need arrives.
On Gilmour, De Zerbi openly said he got it wrong with him, so has integrated him much more of late.