I'm as bummed as anyone, but come on. We've had a good string of results for the past several months now. We played very well against WBA for the first 80 minutes. We were beaten on a set piece (yet again) after holding them without a shot for 80+ minutes. It's frustrating, but that's just the way the game goes sometimes.
Like I said earlier, it's a good lesson to learn at this point in the season. This isn't a top 4 side, and probably won't be for at least another full season. These results will happen until some of the young players have the experience to turn a match like this in their favor.
For the past couple months now I've been watching our matches from a different point of view. If we had a legit shot at 4th this season, I would be furious after a result like that. But since it has almost entirely been chalked up to a learning/transition year, a part of me is happy that our players have to go through a loss like that. Hitting rock bottom helps form identity and courage.
I'm all in on the Europa. I want BR to go for it full force. Just making the semis/finals would be a tremendous achievement and really take some pressure off of the squad heading into next season.
This post was edited on 2/12 at 12:04 am