Dele still “hurting” after United defeat

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Dom Le Roy

According to The London Evening Standard Dele Alli is “still hurting” from our FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester United and wants to see improvement in the future.

The young midfielder gave us an early lead at Wembley amid a rampant start from Mauricio Pochettino’s men, but unfortunately we were unable to further capitalise as United came from behind to win.

We set and unwanted record as It was an eighth FA Cup semi-final loss in a row for the club and ont the not long after thsr disappointing loss to Juventus at the same stadium to exit the Champions League.

“Still hurting from the weekend, gutted to have not moved on to the final,” Dele wrote on Twitter. “We have to be stronger in these games.Thanks for all the support.”

We have only Premier League matters to focus on, with a place in the top four yet to be confirmed with four games left to play.

Fifth-placed Chelsea are five points behind, having played the same amount, but we are still looking up with Liverpool in third in our sights.

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  1. I’m glad it hurts players like Alli that we lost. It shows passion and hopefully a desire that we won’t capitulate in such huge games again. If the players don’t feel pain, how can we (as fans) expect them to overcome such moments in future? We don’t need or want players who don’t feel damaged by this latest blow. And a blow it was! Reminiscent of the Juventus result. How weak we looked after United, and Juventus, took the lead on the hour. In both matches we looked like a flailing light weight in the last half hour, trying to break through a heavyweight’s defences. And all because this squad don’t yet have the experience of winning huge all-or-nothing games. We deserved to beat Juve over two games, but their big match experience defeated us. We could have put United to bed before half time, but we didn’t and so their own big game experience beat us too! It’s obvious that in the PL, we don’t suffer that fear of failing, because it’s only down to how many ‘points’ we get per game, but with a chance of getting to the QFs of the CL, and our 1st FA Cup Final since 1991, we just couldn’t handle it. Poch hurts too despite what he said before the match about trophies not defining us. Well …we keep challenging, because we have to! We now enter our 4th year with this great core to our squad (some players to go, some to come in) and with stylish and some great football behind us, possibly the best or most consistent PL team over three seasons, but with nothing to add to our glorious history. That is tragic! But we WILL endure, and Poch, and our best players, will get us there ..and once we DO win something, then watch the fear start to fall away in the latter stages of huge matches to come! COYS

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