- Apr 29, 2008
The issue against Leicester wasnt solely down to injuries to right back, but a wider one across the back and midfield and poor weather conditions. Of bigger consequence were the poor refereeing decisions.That's a fair point. But I wonder if it would be the same if it was us.
Origi has surprised us all, but there is a big difference in filling in for a few games and an extended run of games if one of the front three were injured for an extended period.
Do you think we'd be competing for the title until the last day of the season, if we'd been playing Origi and Shaqiri in most matches over the past two months?
Good players, who I personally like, but you need better quality as the next in line after the front three.
As to Clyne, I'll give you that one, although even then one never knows what result could have been different, so we'd be going into the last day in control of it, if he'd been around. We suffered against Leicester at home in the PL in January down the right defensive flank, and it unnerved the whole side.
We have done brilliantly, but it's been because our squad has not been tested over an extended run by the sort of injuries other top clubs have had.
All I'm saying is don't navel gaze, keeping improving, others will.
Same as in the cup game against Wolves were we had to put together a rag tag of back up and youth players because of injuries who had never played together. We played badly but only really went out to a worldy by Neves.
We have had extended injuries like the other clubs.