What worries me is the fallout from that Madrid game. As soon as Madrid equalised, the players shoulders dropped and the will to fight disappeared.
I really worry about the confidence and the mental state of the players. So far, we thrived because of the mentality (“mentality monsters”). So what applies positively can also have a negative spin to it.
We can’t even look to the squad to step up. Jürgen seems to have just given up on Keita, Ox et al. Why can’t we just give Nat his chance? After all, we played in the champions league because of his heroics the year before?
No expansive football. Just solid defending and a series of 5 to 6 1-0 wins is the need of the hour.