Alex Disappointed, But Pushing On
Alex McLeish has declared himself disappointed following the 3-0 loss to Arsenal today, but has promised a positive performance against Chelsea.
Speaking to the Official Site after another match day that most of us would like to forget, the manager said focused on looking forward:
'We have a home game next week and we have to be positive. We have to concentrate on the glass being half full rather than half empty.'
I think most of us would like a half full glass at the moment, I'd imagine quite a few thousand are drowning their sorrows at the bottom of an empty glass at the moment.
'At 2-0 we had a couple of chances, at half time we thought that if we could get a goal back we could make Arsenal nervous. Andi Wiemann...'
'...had a couple of chances. He scuffed a left footer and played the ball across the face of goal when he might have gone for goal. Normally, his striker instincts would have made him try to score, but he was lively when he came on.'
Yes Alex, whatever you say. He wasn't trying to score...okay. He couldn't have just made a couple of mistakes, you know the kind your favoured seniors make match in match out yet never get benched for.
No he lacked a strikers instinct and wasn't trying. Well let me see that lack of effort on a match day more often as he was far more of a threat than any of the other buggers leaning on a lamppost and hardly moving.
We had two shots on target according to the BBC. Presumably they are both Weimann's. So why single him out, why not focus on the other experienced strikers who managed naff all?
In a good dig at the fans, he adds:
'People expected us to come here and win, but we have to be realistic.'
No Alex, we expect to try and win. There is a huge difference, but blame everybody else if it makes you sleep easier at night.
A little bit of truth wouldn't go amiss.
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