Well now there has to be some serious thinking inside the club.
We had a great squad, it was an unholy mix and didn’t work out. We changed the manager and we bought four new players and they must surely have a nett positive effect eventually.
Most of our problems have been down to defence and a slow start by Muriel. So now the manager must stamp his style on the squad. I’m happy that it’s an italian manager because we’re lacking a lot of that crafty style, we’re too honest. The only player that goes down is Mudo and he’s no oscar winner. But any style is better than no style.
Rico must be consigned to the bench, or somewhere further away.
Shendm had it right identifying the problem of two 31-year-old wingers. Nolito is doing nothing but Navas might have some use as wing back.
I had it right all along with Rico, and Nzonzi is an enduring problem that few seem to recognize. I don’t favour abandoning Nzonzi, just changing a few things in his play.
Pareja is past history and I would imagine Carriço the same so Kjaer needs to step up to the mark.
If we had to suffer a big setback, then this is the best time while we’re forging the new team and team spirit. But the players are shell shocked and only a miracle will see us overcome Leganes in mid week.