Too many having a dig at the young lads, when truth be told there were plenty of senior players that were simply sh*te on the day, first half we battered them, 82% possession, on a good day 82% possession usually means a sh*t load of goals, but against the bus Parker’s it means very little, especially when penetration is so difficult,
We had one of those games where we just weren’t at it, we were off the pace, played at a slow tempo, side to side passing, lacked those darting runs into space, those defence splitters we’re used to seeing, we had very little room to move because of their tactics, we needed more creativity, especially that second half where along with more pace I was screaming out for,
Jürgen has to do more than just stick with one game plan, a game plan that was clearly not working, sometimes being so persistent doesn’t work, you have to change things, why wasn’t Shaq/Minamino or both not thrown on last 15 or so, just to change the dynamic, make them think of or do something else ?
I’m not too concerned though, we do this every season, we have a game or two where we just kind of brain freeze and not perform, i expect to see a reaction against Newcastle, those players know that that wasn’t good enough,
and I do expect us to get a new shiny CB in January, it’s a necessity now, if it wasn’t before, we can’t just simply make do, short term maybe, but long term we will get found out, we can’t rely on inexperienced young lads to fill a void and expect them not to make errors, we need at least one CB, one who can hit the ground running and as good as we have already if not better, and we need him ASAP!
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