It's too early to say. The same principles apply.
It was too early to say he's the next messiah but I was called a wum.
Spot on assessment.Felwin wrote: ↑6 months ago Very true from the both of you unfortunately. Recent lineups and performances show how poor the squad really is. Amazing that we went on that run now if we're being honest. Feels more like I drank the KoolAid now after Barca and the League Cup, think we peaked in those few weeks.
Thinking of what Ten Hag has to contend with for a second. We have a crocked GK, 1 fairly reliable FB (Shaw), two decent CB's who are both injured, 1 good DM who seems scarily close to becoming another Matic, 1-2 good MF's (depending on your definition because both Eriksen and Bruno are 10s really and neither have the physicality of an 8 IMO), 1 half decent inverted winger (Antony), no actual wingers but maybe that's the modern game, a wide forward who had a purple patch but isn't top class and no good strikers.
It's a fucking mess and most of us called it that we were just an injury/loss of form away from looking shit again. Licha/Eriksen got injured, Casemiro/Rashford lost form. And here we are again, seemingly back to square one.
I guess in that respect it was a bit of a false dawn. I'm not sure how many were claiming Hag to be the messiah like, Dozer.
Watched that video myself earlier. Interesting he makes that connection between us playing out and the capacity for it to go wrong. Shows that a better GK would almost be more important than a striker for us to immediately improve.