Technically, even three victories will get us into Champions, just gotta make sure we win the right three out of four (ie gotta win Thursday, and gotta win in Budapest, there’s a slight fudge margin in matches 2 and 3). Or easier, let’s just avoid the added stress and win all four.
Nobody said he didn’t deserve a chance. Just statistically and historically it was not overflowing my confidence. But it shows that the simplicity in his words and ideas helps the team massively at least so far. I think his demeanor as well, looks like it jells well with the team and apparently what the club and board needed, especially compared to Sampaoli, so this contrast probably gets strengthened even more.
Players look liberated and suddenly you score 2.2 goals a game, and it doesn’t seem as hard at all, eventhough how those goals fell, last week and today are miraculous. There definitely seems something wonderous going on, today was fantastic and who knows it brings us to Budapest.
Yeah credit to monchi for the appointment. I been critical of the sevilla board for a lot of this season and last but they appear to have got this one right. Mendilibar has revitalised the squad, has us more organised defensively, the passion is back and more dangerous up front too.
I don’t know why but I just knew Sampaoli was going to be a disaster this year. I think he just didn’t strike me as a relegation battling type manager. Mendillibar has done fantastically so far, we look stronger at the back, we seem to be attacking better and with more flair.
Funnily I’ve compared this season with that of Crystal Palace, and look what our Roy is doing there too with the same players.
Things have turned around lately, but we’ve got a huge test on Thursday. Possibly the toughest league matchup that we’ll have until we play Real Madrid in May. Picking up points in the San Mamés would be absolutely massive!
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A while since I’ve posted but great to see that Mendilibar has turned things round. Mid table safety in the league and a possible top 7 finish, as well as another potential Europa League success to look forward to and the Champions League qualification that would come from it. This could still prove to be a decent season.
Will be interesting in the summer to see if he stays on and what happens with the squad.
If we do qualify for the CL. It will bail us out for a lot of the mismanagement of recent times. Things were going bad which they still need to realize and act up. Instead of thinking everything is just fine out of a sudden. Also financially we are desperate again, so even after the big sales of Carlos and kounde it still haunts us. If we don’t reach CL, even though Mendilibar made an impact and mentality change to save this season, if it won’t lead to anything tangible or fruitful in assets, next year will be just as rough.
Worth considering that firing two coaches in one season likely cost us about a quarter or a half of the capital gains from those sales. All the more reason to dream of a UEL trophy and a UCL slot next year.