Apologies for not updating last night’s post.
The absolute truth is, I fell asleep and didn’t wake again until about one am.
I really need a cushier job.
Anyway, much has been said, with what I think are some salient points in the comments.
First off, I’ll re-emphasise how I felt about this result.
As I said previously, I was chuffed to bits. We won against a team with a very decent record up to now.
But let’s get it straight.
The reason I was so chuffed was because we were so lucky, not because of the way we played.
Of course, luck is a two way thing. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad.
This time, we had good luck in spades.
How else can you describe 23% possession, 3 shots and 3 goals?
There’s a very good argument that says you make your own luck, but yesterday I don’t believe we did.
In my opinion, Kozac was awful and I was itching for him to be brought off just before he scored. To me, his touch is poor, he goes down like a sack of spuds at the slightest touch and to me, still needs to be given bit parts until he learns our game a bit more.
Imagine my dismay then, when having just scored a nice moral-boosting goal, Lambert subbed him straightaway. I really don’t understand that one.
Similar with Al Ahmedi. He was totally anonymous until he got his goal.
Whatever, the same old faults were there. Horrendous passing and giving away possession far too easily, which, have no doubt about it will cost us big time somewhere.
I remain convinced we’d have been moaning like crazy, had we lost this game, as I suspect many of us expected.
The biggest plus point?
How poor did the defence look without Vlaar?
Any doubters about Concrete Ron (you know who you are) must surely have been shown the error of their ways. And to fair, he has conceded such 😉
At the end of the day, you sometimes get very lucky and this was one of those days.
Pochettino said you’d expect to win that game 999 times in a thousand.
I love one in a thousand wins.