A timely reminder to Rafa today when the ground in unison chanted his name and the Istanbul song which was clearly aimed at him.
He looked so sad after the game why he continues with this broken club is beyond me
I couldn't hear any singing during the game, as the sound was mute on the foreign language channel I had to watch it on. But let's have a reminder, that his intention in this game was to park the bus again to get a result against us, to try and stop us winning the league. Which will be repeated when we have to face him again in May. He was more outraged by our penalty award than his own players. So if people want to sing about him, let them. I prefer to sing about our team's manager. Except he's told us not to sing about him and concentrate on the game instead. So here goes.
We really have clicked now, and there's no reason why we can't continue the second half of the season as we have the first. I thought the defending could have been better at times, they had a number of clearcut chances that we wouldn't get away with against decent opposition. But hopefully that will be sorted over the coming days, as it needs to be. Upfront, the three amigos ran the show, ably supported by Shaq. When he gets a free kick within range, it's basically a free shot on goal. You just know he'll get it on target, and it's a great option to have. Don't see what the arguments about the penalty decision are about. Similiar to the penalty we got against West Brom in the Cup, Salah was fouled, end of story. Delighted for Fab, it may have only been a nod home from about 3 yards, but hopefully it's the first of many.
Jürgen went through the motions with the press after the game. He'll probably have to do it a few more times between now and May, because we're only going to get better and stronger, and he'll have to answer a few more questions he doesn't like. But he's one of the best coaches in world football, and knows what he's doing. If we were 6 points adrift now, the doubters would have a field day on match threads and declared the title race over. We may not have won anything yet, but it will take a bloody good side to reel us in from here.
19 down, 19 to go, 43 goals, +36, 12 clean sheets, 16 wins, and 51 points.