So this young winger was spotted by one of my scouts on duty in America, since I am not using wingers he’ll be retrained to be an AMC, but all in all I think we’ll have be having a great player joining us. Who will be giving the fans something to cheer for, one of his best treats are his free kicks
Young but very promising left back who will be an instant backup for Fabio, he is only 15 at this moment but that won’t stop me from giving him some play time from time to time. The biggest problem was to get him away from Evian, I started with 1M and they rejected it after 5M they asked a 17,5M offer, was lucky to get it a bit lower eventually
Since we are having trouble with getting decent youth ourselves we picked this lad up from Crewe. Croft will be able to play at the midfield or as a defensive midfielder so this will grant us a few options by the time he gets into the 1st squad.
Davide Agosto, this young Italian/Uruguayan player has more defensive talent in his toe then Pique and Puyol have together in their entire body. I might sound too confident in saying this, but what he is showing us day in day out on training and when he was playing in Uruguay is promising enough to make such a statement.
Preparation and 1st few matches:
We asked Randy Bierstekers if he had time for another chat, to look back on the preparation of this season and the 1st few games, which if we are fair did not meet the expectations of the fans, the board and Randy himself.
So Randy how are things going and how do you look back at the preparation?
Well I’m ok, but things could be better especially after the rather stressful start of this season. The preparation also started bad, I mean to lose your own tournament against Arsenal, is really a shame. And we then almost lost our other tournament as well with the draw against Atletico. The remaining friendlies went ok but I wish it would have gone better.
And how do you look back on the community shield game?
Well City actually took the lead and it stayed 0-1 until half time, the 2nd half however the team picked up their game and scored 3 goals to eventually win with 3-1. So I was happy to end up winning it again, and the players actually performed like they should in the 2nd half so I won’t complain about it too much
Then the PL started and well I guess you weren’t too happy with it?
Not happy with it? I would have fined the entire squad if they would have lost the 3rd game as well, ok losing to Liverpool can happen but Reading? The players were just thinking way too easy at that point, and they finally started playing well again.
You also managed to win the Super Cup again, can you tell us something about that?
Well for some reason the Super Cup match proved we are actually able to play well or even good when it matters. And the Super Cup is a great price to win of course.
What are your expectations for the remaining part of the season?
Well I hope we can get back on top of the PL table again, at this moment we are 9th and 7 points behind Liverpool and City who are 1st and 2nd. So we have some catching up to do, but in all fairness I think my players eventually are up for the job to become champions again.