- Apr 20, 2015
It's the smaller games (CP, New, WHU, BOU) that do us in the end.People talk about wanting to get an easy draw and worrying about getting Champions League teams who have dropped down but we are better against the big teams so maybe that would be a good thing. We drew against the champions of Europe, beat Chelsea twice, Leicester and the best Europa teams aren't as good as them.
We don't necessarily have to prioritize Europa right now as we're already qualified. Either way, if our aim is to compete (not just reach) in the UCL next year, we should consider Europa as its proxy and focus on doing our best in it. If anything, we should deprioritize the domestic cups right now because they just eat away the rest period which our thin squad needs without providing a big enough incentive in the end.