Well, that was a disappointment.
I think a draw would have been a fair result, but there is no denying that we were below our best.
I feel that we lacked a bit of drive and intensity in the first half. That would have come from ‘Jack the knackered ankle’ and ‘Tomas the poorly’.
Really, I am of a mind that the number and intensity of games, played with an ever decreasing squad, finally caught up with us.
There is little or no point picking over the bones of this defeat. It’s gone and the important thing is that we are top of the league.
Two weeks rest and we will be back with a much stronger and fresher looking squad.
I am as confident as ever that we will make a real fist of this campaign.
Chelsea and City are the two teams I fear most over the distance and we stand 4 and 6 points ahead of them respectively at this stage.This is a great position to be in given we have been decimated by serious long-term injuries to vital players.
All we can do is get behind the team and let them play with the confidence that comes from knowing that they have a supportive fan base.