I mean, we did beat Southampton but we made hard work of it when we played them in the league.
What’s with people thinking we play our strongest team (not that we have a strongest team) and we’re comfortably winning games?
You have a squad of 25 for a reason and the league cup presents a good opportunity to rotate the squad and leanr about the players on the fringes.
That team he put out still should’ve been good enough to beat Southampton at home.
If anything it was his decision to change shape at half time that cost us the game. Not his team selection.
We’ve come on a bit since we beat them in the league and we should have kept the momentipum from last Sunday going, this was our best chance of winning something this season and our strongest team should have started, that includes Digne, Walcott, Gana, Sigurdsson and Pickford, would their penalty takers have been quite so confident against England’s no.1 ? We will never know but it would have helped.
Again, Davies tonight was as useful as a chocolate tea pot , you will tell ma again “ he’s only 20” couldn’t give a fuck, he should either go out on loan with DCL or sit on the bench. This loyalty to “local lads” is bollocks and doesn’t exist in the most successful teams, how many in the Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea teams ?
I drove 225 miles today, paid £75 for a hotel room in the expectation that I could enjoy a decent win tonight, Silva had something else in mind.