The words of Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas only echo what we were all feeling after yesterday’s game but at least the boss admitted a poor display with our 6-0 defeat at Manchester City. It maybe wouldn’t have been so bad if we’d found the net but City’s clean sheet means we haven’t scored in the league since our 1-0 win over Hull – four games ago.
“We’re extremely disappointed.” said Andre. “It’s difficult to find an explanation for a result like this.
“Everything went wrong for us, going from being one of the best defences in the country to suffering six goals in a fixture.”
There was however a brief attempt to draw a positive.
“The only positive we can look at is the 15, 20 minutes after the first goal, we reacted well, could have scored but didn’t, and ended in a more difficult situation,” AVB added.
“At half-time, there was a buzz in the team to react to the scoreline but the fourth goal after five minutes made things very difficult for us.
“It’s an embarrassing defeat that all of us have to take. The only way we can react is by bouncing back in the next fixtures.”
That won’t be easy as our next league match is at home to Manchester United on Sunday – three days after a potentially morale boosting trip to Tromso this Thursday.