One step forward, one step back. Two steps forward, two steps back. One step forward, one giant faceplant. Lessons learned? Zero. The only consistency shown, inconsistency. The explanations made, the same old meaningless waffle.
We’ve lowered the bar to progress and process, and we repeatedly fail to clear it anyway.
Time, time, time. How much more time?
We lead the league in ill discipline. We lead it in “big chances” missed. And probably lead it in silly goals conceded. We lead it in transfer spending. We lead it in delusions of grandeur. We are young (on average), but age is just a number and an excuse. If we’re a family, we’re a dysfunctional one at best. We’re gonna need years of therapy.
“We feel very disappointed because I think we deserve much more. This competition wounds you when you are not clinical enough. We created chances. That is why it is so disappointing. We conceded after a few corners and it was really difficult.”
”We were talking a lot at the beginning of the season. We are young in age. It is a young team. We have players playing for the first time in the league. They need to adapt. It is confidence and about quality.
“We need to score if we want to win the games. We are very disappointed. Sometimes we have to keep a clean sheet if we cannot score. We conceded too many corners. We need to keep going and pushing. Young teams learn from this sort of game.”
-Mauricio Pochettino; source: Sky Sports via BBC
What sort of game will we finally learn from?