Picking out the positives
As the season draws to an end. There’s a tinge of disappointment etched in the minds of fans. A season that began with so much promise is ending in an anticlimax.
For me that’s a wrong notion because this season we showed more bite and put in more fight than we have in a long while. Once more it was us against the whole world. I don’t really remember where I got this from but I believe there’s a saying “a drowning man always wants to take another along with him”. That was the case with most of our rivals having failed and seen us grow from strength to strength, kept waiting for us to stumble too. In transition we have shown raw potential albiet a few hiccups which are part of the learning process.
Willian has so far been our signing of the season. Matic comes second and Schurrle a distant third. Azpilicueta for me has been the standout player this season though towards the end his form has dropped but it isn’t easy when you play from a position that isn’t yours in the first place. Hazard has been wonderful but to be the best you have to put in a 110%. Terry rolled back the years, Cahill a formidable partner and Ivanovic a rock.
Next season holds so much promise. With key areas likely to be strengthened and in my opinion we need someone with an eye for the final pass( more like Mata but stronger and faster), a striker or 2 strikers and a leftback. The imminent return of Courtois due to Cech’s injury, the promise of Kalas, the return of Lukaku to stake a claim(despite transfer rumours) and perhaps the return of highscoring Patrick Bamford gives me hope. I am so excited I forgot to mention the likes of Piazon(AM/FW) and Van Aanholt(LB) who have performed exceptionally and might force their way into the first team.
Mourinho has said next season we fight for trophies and I’m holding him to his word. We never lose hope or faith. We always believe. KTBFFH
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