It’s one game people. I was as disappointed as anyone to lose the first game of the season but let’s keep things in perspective.
Middlesbrough are a decent side at home and probably the biggest positive of all is the fact they often turn over the top four at the Riverside, it must be a sign!
I was slightly puzzled by Ramos’ team selection with King and Bale left on the bench when it was so important for us to hit the ground running but you can’t start picking holes in him after one result.
It will take a bit of time for the new players to settle in and get used to each other and that is where teams like Villa and Everton may have an advantage over Spurs in the early part of the season.
I fully expect us to get back to winning ways against Sunderland at the weekend but even if we don’t I still won’t be as despondent as some people already seem to be.
I’m sure it’s because there is a sense of dejavu after last year but then look how the season turned out, beating Ar5ena1 and ending up with a trophy.
The way some Ar5ena1 and Chelsea fans are acting you would think they have won the Champions League not that we had lost a game to a side that have beat both of them in recent times.
Give it ten games or so before you start panicking, if we are still playing as badly then I’ll be joining you.
Berbatov has finally come out and said he wants to join Man Utd.
“I’m now in Tottenham but no one can disagree with me wanting to follow my dream,” he told The Times.
His situation isn’t helping us one bit. We need to get him out and move on. Personally I would have been happier without him even on the bench Saturday.
I’ve got no hard feelings about him wanting to move but I’d be a lot happier if Levy and the gang got a deal finalised.
This quote from Berba regarding being left on the bench Saturday reinforces his desire to be a Utd player.
“If I had been laughing when I was on the bench, people would say I was an idiot,” he said.
“Eric Cantona never smiled, but I don’t know if anyone ever asked him why he didn’t look happier.”