Brad Guzan has described the Spurs defeat as a ‘bump in the road’ and said Paul Lambert’s long term vision for the club is spot on and will reap it’s own rewards in time.
Not sure a bump given the results is appropriate, a crater feels more apt.
Speaking to the Official Site following another heavy loss, but more importantly, another game without a performance and without the drive and determination we’d become accustomed to, Brad said:
‘It’s not the result we wanted but we have to keep pressing forward. It’s a bump in the road but it doesn’t throw us off the track. We know what we’re trying to do here. We’re still confident as a team and individuals and confident about where the manager and his coaching staff are taking us. We keep looking and moving forward and sticking together. Coming up short in this one is frustrating, but you have to find a way to keep pressing forward.’
Very few of us I suspect expected anything other than a determined performance from the Chelsea and Spurs games, and we sadly didn’t even get that, and the big worry is the confidence has been shot by the scoreline. To some degree that worry was borne out with how tentative and nervous the players seemed against Spurs.
January was always going to be our month really with the fixtures we have coming up, and Wigan now takes on even more importance because the team need to respond. As Lambert has said himself, only a win will do really, and we need it to lift everybody again.
You don’t need to look to far to see people starting to question Lambert’s actions, the same childish insults are being bandied around again about the board, and the old rumour and supposition about the Chairman’s remaining interest in the club, his ambitions for us and all the old snappy catchphrases are starting to dominate most discussions.
It’s to be expected as people vent their frustrations with our league position, so if the players need a victory to give themselves a lift again and get us back on track pre Chelsea, the fans most certainly need something to cheer about again so faith can be restored that we are making progress and not that the November/December run we did have, will turn out to be the highlight of the season where the unthinkable happens.
Most agreed January would give us the answers to Lambert’s project…nothing in that regard has changed. Fans in the main are just a hell of a lot more nervous now it seems.
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