But it wasnt a prediction based on what has actually happened. If he'd said 'In the summer we'll lose all three of our senior strikers from this season, and replace them with a returning Oumar Niasse we'll be at the bottom of the table' then theres not a single person who would have disagreed with him. But he didnt say that, because no one would think it was possible to fuck up our striker recruitment as badly as we did.
And saying 'if we'd kept Lukaku we'd be further up the table' isnt an great insightful observation either. If we'd kept Kone or Valencia we'd have been in a better position too, as having something is better than nothing.
Like all predictions, it was before the event happened, predictions in hindsight are easy. Lukaku gone, check, relegation candidates, check.
Plenty of managers would have done better with squad than Koeman. Recruitment could have been better, lack of creativity plays a big part too. But if we still had Lukaku, they wouldn't be major issues and we'd be getting goals.
Striker recruitment wasn't great, but we got Sandro, Rooney and DCL is gaining more experience. Are you saying its not Lukaku, but 33 year old Kone and Valencia we miss?