SEASON 3: NOVEMVER UPDATE
” The run continues”- Zinedine Zidane
Nobody would have tipped us to qualify from our Champions’ League group, I made the lads fully aware of this. I knew it would spur them on more. We saw it as extra incentive. We all know how strong Bayern are, especially at home. This was no exception, they made it very hard for us. However we never gave up and we showed our true determination to get the point. Another great result for us against a world class eleven.
From this we went on to secure two solid victories in the Premier League. We have handled balancing all of our competitions much better this time around I believe. We played some very good football against both Swansea and Millwall. Millwall proved a stern test for us, they defended very deep and rarely got out of their half. We had to work hard to break them down.
We returned to Champions League action with an absolute goal fest. It was madness, I was slightly frustrated that we managed to concede three goals at home. On the other hand the boys did well to manage the occasion and secure all three points to help us push for qualification. Romelu was fantastic in this game and showed his true striking qualities.
The United game was a tough and very close game. Robin Van Persie led the United attack and grabbed a goal early on. From here on his the young United team made it tough for us, it some ways we were fortunate to grab the late equaliser. Although I will defiantly take it, sometimes we just have to have that slice of luck.
The busy schedule saw a swift return to Champions League football, we travelled to Portugal knowing that a victory would see us top our group. A great achievement in its self, also meaning we would miss teams such as Real Madrid and Barcelona in the next round. We had to defend a lot during this game, the hostile environment made it tough for us. Bayern and Porto still had to it all to play for. Never the less we got on with our duties, we did what was needed of us. I was very pleased with that. Despite a late goal for either side, we took all three points. Nobody would have seen this coming.
Player of the Month
I chose not to award anyone last month, again this month everyone has been fantastic. However I cannot ignore the efforts of Romelu Lukaku. He has scored five goals for us. His goals have really driven us through the month, it gives confidence to the rest of the team when we score more goals and he is a great character. He is defiantly fulfilling his potential.