What do people really expect?
A badly unbalanced squad
With major injuries
A manager with no transfer window to make personnel changes
And barely a month to get his ideas across
And we get a clean sheet and away point
4 weeks so we went to an equally as bad Southampton team and got spanked 4-1 that could have been 10-1
The squad did not need to be unbalanced today. We could have started with Lennon and Bolasie on the wings, and Sig through the middle.
Southhampton are a better side than West Brom. Unlike West Brom, when we played them, they had not failed to win in their last 16.
We opted for more aggressive tactics and team selection against Liverpool and Chelsea.
We still had plenty of talent in the team to beat West Brom soundly today. In addition to multiple attacking options on the bench. Yes, we have struggled without a first choice striker, and yes, we have too many No. 10s, but we still have like he 14th most expensive squad in the entire world -- there is a talent there.
The manager opted to play with five at the back, which requires the fullbacks to get forward in attack. At the same time, he was starting a right back at left back, knowing full well Martina is not a good attacking option when playing LB.