- Jan 4, 2014
Do we really need to go through the squad every time?So we've gone from him inheriting/needing world-class players in every post to him inheriting 5-6 top players (without naming them) and "some good ones"? Alright then...
Kompany, Aguero, de Bruyne, Yaya Toure, David Silva, Fernandinho, Sterling, Sane, Mahrez, Sterling, Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Laporte, Rodri...all world class, all would play for any other team in the league. All inherited or bought at great expense.
I can then make a list of all the millions spent trying to improve things and adding a bench full of players that cost over 50 million each?
The problem there is that you have to admit that they were expensive mistakes (all of them) or that Pep couldn’t improve them.
This is daft.
Kompany, Clichy, Gundogan, Sterling, Navas, Aguero, Kolarov, Delph, de Bruyne, David Silva, Sane, Stones, Gabriel Jesus, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Otamendi, ALL played in that season.
Most would play for any team in the country and all would have played for 80% of the teams in the league.
I think this discussion has reached its natural conclusion. I look at that and see an excellent squad of young, exciting talent mixed with world class experience, and you feel sorry for Pep.