We were more adventurous, it just didnt work.
Bolasie had one of those games, rooney did well but not in dangerous areas and our final delivery was poor from both full backs and wingers.
As a team we had probably 5 or 6 good oppprtunities (which isnt good enough) to hurt them...without making it count.
We almost got caught in two minds and werent attacking enough to really put them under pressure or defensive enough to keep them out.
I dont think we have the ability, pace or energy levela to play the way we tried to play.
A performance similar to the Chelsea one qould have been more effective if awful to watch.
I think what makes it worse for everyone is that opinions on how we should or shouldn't play, opinions on what players can and can't do at the moment through ability age or recovering from injury and the strong feelings provoked by the appointment of Sam are all mixed up together. Someone has to sort it out and the 'back to basics' part of Sam''s interview is probably what is needed.
For what it's worth I thought the first half at Wembley was largely 'ok', not special, but given the limitations with players at the moment plus Sam wanting to see as many of them in action as possible I've seen a lot worse. The second half was dire.
Despite unanimous agreement that up till the transfer window the weakest part of a poor team was the attack and lack of quality we should rely on it more. We did in the cup and we tried to on Saturday and we lost both. However, if we revert back to the old adage that you build a team from the back and concentrate on not losing for a few weeks we will all be disappointed!
I still come back to what I've asked before -given the disaster that has been our on the field performances under Koeman what can one realistically expect from any new manager in 7 weeks without new blood in the team?
Sam may not be the choice of the majority but perhaps his Base of 'defend and don't lose' is exactly what we need at the moment. The medicine may taste bad but if it helps us recover then I won't complain. Longer term - well, who knows?