It's not all doom and gloom!
I've already put a Ukrainian flag in my bio
This was how we lined up, and early concerns were well-founded. This starting XI obviously had more wrong with it than it had right with it. Again, we return to the joyless shuffling of deckchairs on the Titanic that is our backline.
Yes, I appreciate players become injured, but by the same token, you can limit the impact this has by ensuring that your weaker players aren’t time-expired pieces of junk or halfwits.
The reality of a defence led by Eric Dier and Ben Davies hits you like a bucket of ice-cold water. Add Ryan ‘bunny in the headlights’ Sessegnon and Emerson Royal to the mix, and you are looking at a full-blown fiasco. Yet still, I am reading the same uninformed comments on social media about what Conte is doing wrong. I can tell you what he’s doing wrong. He should have resigned by now.
‘Yet we are third’ encapsulates all that is wrong with the division and the people watching it. The words that stand up to no scrutiny whatsoever are the closing argument to a case already irretrievably lost.
This is how we were actually set up, and again one gets a sense of Conte, not as a stubborn, typecast depressive, but as a man busting blood vessels to attack.
The problem for the zillionth time is the players. Yet I keep seeing far too many lobotomised fools greeting Malinovskyi to Tottenham rumours with unchecked glee. These are examples from just one Facebook Group…