If we win it this year I’m changing my name tag
- Nov 13, 2010
....oh and don't forget to mention that the Earth is really flat.considering I think we played good yesterday against one of the best clubs in the world who also played very good.. and we looked fresh... I would say it helped us over not helping us for sure. those who want to act like it hindered us because we didn't win is just silly. That break was not just for that game either.. it's for the rest of the season so if we lose against Man u.. then the people who say the break hinders us might have a good argument then .. but as of right now they have absolutely have no argument in my opinion
one of the reasons we kept a clean sheet yesterday against Bayern is because of that break and getting a whole week to game plan for them. they hardly threaten us and we did very well defensively with no VVD. I doubt we would of been that good defensively with no VVD and Matip + fab partnership without that break.
I also think there is no way we could of played at that such of a high pace as long as we did yesterday without that break. we pressed high the entire first half it seemed like to me. Bayern were very good at beating it overall for the most part better than City even at playing out from the back I thought against us. I think a lot of that had to do with Neuer and how good his ball distribution really is.....
Seriously though, when are people going to admit that playing and winning is the only habit that is common to champions. All this clever stuff of resting only really helps with stamina but that could easily be managed through sensible rotation. What we lose from not regularly playing competitive matches is our sharpness and more importantly our confidence and belief. I still think this team are capable but please.....no more breaks