Jose Mourinho is back.
He is back as a 50 year old ‘father’ that refers to some managers and all his players as godsons and sons, respectively.
One thing the BPL is showing this season is that, one needs to earn any respect. And that has taken Jose by surprise.
The present squad has been stocked to fit into Pep Guardiola’s philosophy when the board thought they had an edge in cornering his signature. That didn’t happen and Roberto di Matteo tried his best hands in ‘sexy’ football. He birthed MaZaCar, unfortunately, it lasted 6 games.
Mourinho is keen in re-moulding this present squad into his philosophy and so far, hasn’t found a lasting solution both in personnel and in formation. Results hasn’t been pretty and so are wins.
Our present position in the league table is 4th with 2 points different from the league leaders. It is actually an improvement from what was achieved at this point in time a season and two ago. But, its artificial. A loss can take us down 3 places, if not more.
Trophies can ameliorate the dilemma, which includes an improvement in general team play and tactical deployment, but we had lost the easiest trophy to win this season!
Despite Mourinho’s insistence that no addition would be made to the squad this coming transfer window, its obvious that out of his ‘favored’ personnel, deficiencies are evident.
So where would we end up come May 2014?
Trophyless? Strong finish in all competitions? Best players’ plaques for some of our players? Where?
Its a difficult question to answer at this stage as talks of ‘the teams hasn’t blended and still retains top four spot in the table’ its at best diversionary and escapist.
This squad needs to find a balance to invoke the spine that was CFC strength for the past decade. This squad needs to play as a team and play to the team’s strength. Too much individuality is creeping in as competition for places is making players play to the gallery. Its up to Mourinho to stop this and balance this squad.
Once this squad has found that balance, what we would expect come May 2014 would be before our very eyes for us to see.
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