I think you missed my point here. I did not say Theo mistakes was not to be counted.You shouldn’t mix things up. It’s not on Pioli that Theo has been playing like shit for months, just like Pioli’s mistakes are not Theo’s.
We're are looking for a right winger and don't have to look further than someone like Damsgaard. Huge potential and keeps improving. Can problably be bought for 15-20 M Euro(Sampdoria got him for 6,5 one year ago).Damsgaard has been really good btw.
No disagreement here. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt with Tomori: opportunistic or not, he was exactly what we needed, better than most expected, and if we decide to buy him, potentially a hell of a long-term squad member.We missed the bus in January. That was when Elliott/Maldini/Massara, whoever, should've really strengthen the team. Clearly, imo, they got carried away by the team's performances in the first half of the season and thought we were good enough. But us fans have seen that the team is not good enough for the long haul. We've been calling it.
They made the Europa a target, which means the team was fighting on three fronts - league, EL and Coppa. You don't have to be a football expert to know this team does not have the quality and depth to do that. And what did they do? Went for a Torino reserve midfielder and a 36yo striker who hasn't played for a year. Tomori was opportunistic, not even planned. So if you ask me, January was when we dropped the ball.
I thought he was a good signing at the time...cheap, available and can deliver some big things. I thought we should have gone for him.Yup Mandzukic was a very silly signing at a time when it was obvious we needed a real option at CF.
he was coming from a middle eastern club though...I thought he was a good signing at the time...cheap, available and can deliver some big things. I thought we should have gone for him.
Injuries right out of the gate though...obviously these things become more likely with age, but being rocked by this stuff immediately wasn't something I expected.
Agree, we need to stop experimenting on the right side. Play Saelemaekers in his preferred position...why start him as Rb and then take him off at half time instead of moving him up to right midfield for the average Castillejo.We can still turn this around. We just need the key players to get back in form and we need to play:
Rebic - Hakan - Salemaker
and hopefully Leao as first reserve. Player these, hope for no injuries and things should solve themselves. Its just getting a bit late as we lost many points, but in the end it is still in our hands. Make it count.
As I said already before the season, I am not liking us meeting Atalanta in the last round. We need to secure UCL by round 37 when we got Inter-Juve, Roma-Lazio and Fiorentina-Napoli.