- Jan 27, 2009
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No offense intended but I really don’t feel the comparison is legitimate.We have the same points as we did this time last year. We started slowly last year.
I know the point you’re trying to make is that despite a slow start we went on to improve - and that we can do so again.
True, but I don’t think the context is remotely similar. This team is undeniably, inarguably, significantly worse than last season. We’ve lost Eriksen, Lukaku and Hakimi and replaced them with B grade replacements. In the case of Hakimi > Dumfries, a D grade replacement. Most importantly we lost our serial winning coach for a guy who is actually far less qualified than Spalletti was when he took over.
I had hoped that despite these losses, the team would’ve retained that winning mentality after finally overcoming the mental hurdle to become champions. However the evidence is damning. In our 3 games against big clubs, all 3 times we’ve taken the lead only to drop points, earning just 2 out of 9, compared to Milan’s 7/9 against the same teams.