1st February 2019 at 6:48 am #32640
Ya and it was a good point Mikus. Van Dijk gets a pass because he was sick but we definitely weren’t at full sharpness. My worry from here is Gomez. His injury didn’t heal properly, he’s not back training and is due back approximately on Feb 19th. Now, I hope it’s not going to be a case where they take another look and see that it’s still not healing and they then need to put him under the knife.
Gomez is the key to getting our defence back to being the way it was. Our back 4 is more in sync with him in the team. Van Dijk is definitely more comfortable playing next to him than Matip. The 19th seems like a long way away for me though. We’ll actually be playing Bayern without either, which is not going to go well for us. Still, we could have them both back for the 2nd leg.
We’ve got to do what we can to limp through West Ham and Bournemouth. Our front 3 have got to perform better. Mane was great the last day but the other 2 could have done better and they will have to do better in the next games because we are going to concede. They’ve got to step up and make up for our defensive problems, just like how the defence was making sure we got the 3 points when we could only manage 1 goal, in quite a few games this season.1st February 2019 at 7:22 am #32641
Oz YobParticipant32 pts
Chucks, it’s not just injuries, it’s fatigue as well. Like us your depth from top team to fill ins is nowhere near c$ty & I think that’ll tell as the season rolls on, esp with C/L games. Hope I’m wrong, I’d love to see us 1 & you lot 2.1st February 2019 at 7:27 am #32642
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant290 pts
Exactly cyber chum, we had a lot of our boys in the last weekend of the WC (pretty much our entire first team was playing that weekend!), and Sonny has disappeared a couple of times for other tourny’s… obvioulsy I’m baised, but I’m pretty damn impressed with my boys with how they’ve coped with everythign thus far this season…
Have to admit though, prefer my boys 1 and your boys 2… 🙂1st February 2019 at 3:15 pm #32643
Seems like Poch has had a bit of a Damascus moment going by today’s press conference.1st February 2019 at 3:36 pm #32644
Chucky McChuckfaceParticipant290 pts
What he say then?1st February 2019 at 4:50 pm #32645
“The Man Utd job? For sure, who isn’t interested in managing the biggest club in the world? Ever since I set foot in the door at Spurs, I’ve wanted to go to Utd. The quicker I can leave here, the better.
The league? No, no, we’re not trying to win the league. Winning the league just builds egos. We just want to get top 4.”1st February 2019 at 8:43 pm #32648
“I want to be clear with you and everyone, if you twist my answer like many times and manipulate my answer, sometimes you make me look ‘oh I’m so happy we didn’t sign’ and not win the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
Enough is enough, i am happy to work with my squad, I have a good squad, but always I am open to add more quality. You need to improve, if we can’t add I am not going to be sad, I am going to be happy to work with my players and I am so positive that we can win without or with signing.
I want to win for my CV, I want to win for my fans, for y players, for my family too.
People get a bad feeling, not any manager or player, you know why players arrive in the first team? Because they want to win. You need to stick with your way and philosophy and try to win how your emotions are, but the first to the end, we are here because it’s about winning.
We want to touch glory, we aren’t here for business, we start our careers because we want to touch glory. You know I think in our position it’s easy to talk but we are here to win and you choose your way to arrive to win.
Football, different philosophies, playing with three strikers, or without the striker, everyone wants to win and every single guy that is in front is true. Football is a lovely sport and you can play football under the rules in the way you want. Football is beautiful but you decide in the way you want to play” Maurizio Pochettino 1/2/191st February 2019 at 10:59 pm #32650
Is Poch not just trying to PR his way out of his “cup ego gaffe”?
1st February 2019 at 11:18 pm #32652
- This reply was modified 2 months, 2 weeks ago by Mikus.
In a round about way, do people just want M Poch to declare his love to Manchester United?
Would save a great deal of posts, wouldn’t it?
This is more of a variety of interest than to enjoy life and football.2nd February 2019 at 10:13 am #32653
I wouldn’t say it’s limited to Poch Nil. The world would be a better place if everyone declared their love for Manchester United!
Mikus, yeah there’s definitely an aspect of that in his rants. I think he’s one of these that just ramble on and then realise afterwards what he’s actually said. One minute he’s flirting with Real and the all so common “in the future, who knows?” was a common theme of his. Last week it was him saying he will stay as long as they want him. I think most of what he says has to be taken with a pinch of salt.2nd February 2019 at 11:05 am #32654
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