Lloris – 5
You don’t find out the cupboard is going to be bare at the outset of the season; you find out in the closing stages. This is a game when you can’t blame the players for ‘not approaching it like Lionel Messi’; the blame lies with the management and owners of the club.
You find out the resources aren’t there at the end of the season. You find out when you’re chasing a Champions League tie and have to bring on defenders because you’ve no attackers. You find out when you lose your last six away games of the season – that’s a relegation statistic.
The players’ frustration erupted really in the same way it did against Chelsea a couple of seasons back. It was an ugly shambles entirely borne out of frustration. Seven cards!
This closed season something has to be done about squad depth.
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