Iím not disagreeing with you. I did say itís not the main problem.
But I do think itís an underlying problem that has been growing for the last ~3 seasons that people underrate.
For me the problems are a combination of the two. The confidence is low as Silva as so far been unable to find a defensive system that enables us to defend set pieces or a midfield that can both attack and defend in a football match. With the players we have at our disposal both of these should be possible and anyone that says otherwise is being naive imo.
I totally agree that we lack leaders and of course it is relevant....after we concede a goal it doesn't look like the 11 could get a hard on between them (other than maybe pickford who you'd assume would shoot too early in over excitment).