What began as a half-hearted, ill-thought remark on Twitter, culminated with me vowing to myself to take the time to understand more about this player, and perhaps a little more about the kind of player David McGoldrick represents. I’m nothing if not willing to learn.
The recurring theme here is repetition vs. efficiency. Why attempt a failed action 23 times when, by approaching it from another angle, you can achieve your result at the first try? Why keep beating at the door you have proven to be unable to unlock? See if the backdoor is unlocked. Climb through the window instead. Against Tottenham, Trent Alexander-Arnold checked the backdoor and found it unlocked.