I got a lot of stick for being negative to our signings this summer. I felt very uncomfortable about loosing Gana and replace him with Gbamin and Delph. I think we all agree we didnt have a good window this summer but it did actually get worse than I excpected due to injury on our most important asset - Gomes.
We signed Gbamin that showed nothing of promise against Crystal Palace and the other one or two matches before getting injured. I still believe he is nothing close to Ganas quality and that he will not solve any problem. I was very negative to Delph due to him being injuryprone but must admit that for me he at least has something to offer. He is not a world beater but he has the composure and passing range that Tom Davies i.e misses.
Against Newcastle Delph changed the game making us ease of pressure as we started getting more and longer period of possession.
I think we just have to admit that a players quality at this level seldom can be defined as bad or good. It depends on succeeding in playing them at their best position together with the right players. Last night none of the players worked - but remember we were set up to not play our own game - just destroy Cityīs.