Bully’s Blog

It was a fantastic and unexpected performance at Manchester City on Tuesday and I think we all ended up a bit gutted with the result.

Given the chances we created you have to say it’s a missed opportunity – you can have four one-on-ones against one of the best teams in Europe and not put one away. And then we would have had Leicester in the next round and been one game from the semi finals.

But the 6,000 fans who made a right racket all night at the Etihad certainly got their money’s worth.

Bright Enobakhare had three big chances but couldn’t put one away. I thought he did fantastic to get the chances in the first place – he was running rings round their defenders and is clearly talented, skilful and quick. He’s only a babby and he’s going to learn from his mistakes.

He’s got a bit to learn but it’s not all about natural ability – I think you can teach people to score goals. Once you get in those positions you get your head down, put your laces through it and hit it as hard and low as you can. But like I said at least he was there to have the chances – as a youngster that’s really important.

The whole performance showed the depth of the squad. Kortney Hause came in and did a great job at the back and I thought Jack Price was brilliant in midfield.

Then after the game you had Pep Guardiola moaning about the ball they used…that’s one of the daftest things I’ve ever heard it my life. You didn’t hear Wolves moaning about it saying we’d have scored one of our chances with a better ball. As long as it’s round that’s all that matters. I never used to care what we played with – hard, soft, whatever, it’s the same for both teams so get on with it.

There’s a big week coming up now with three really tough games. QPR and Norwich away, they both look pretty difficult and then with a match on Friday as well against Fulham they’ll have to make good use of the squad.

The big thing for me is the players know what they’re capable of now, they know they can beat any team in the league and hopefully that confidence means three good results this week.


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