I thought a few days on I'd feel better but just seeing that graphic SSN ' Real Madrid v Chelsea' has just pissed me off even more.. We should have won that the other night, I was pissed off about that Atletico defeat last year for months. Can live with being outplayed but that Real team aren't great, well organised and professional but not not great same with Chelsea we would've done them... Rant over😠
The only consolation is if we'd have got to the CL final and lost to City, that would be a killer.
Got if off my chest, these next seven games are critical, we need CL football we don't need Europa. If we can claim 4th place from this horrendous sh*t show of a season it will feel like a trophy for me.
Except it won't be. There'll be no parade organised for finishing 4th, nor should there be. It's the minimum acceptable target, not a goal when you set out at the start to retain the title. We should be long past the days of regarding 4th as a successful season.
So another team finds out what it's like to face Real Madrid in the European Cup, and has found out what that means. Real had a makeshift back 4 for this tie, yet barely broke sweat to win. Hopefully the team will go on to beat all the oligarchs that stand in their way in the rest of the competition.
As for us, it's the first time since 2014/15, that we scored no goals in the first half of our home European games. So now it's back to the dog eat dog world of the league. Maybe we will finish 4th, maybe we won't. August can't come soon enough.