Good Performance against a Decent Leicester Team,Some positives to take away from it One being the Winning Mentality that has already been mentioned,Great Link up play at times involving Bobby,Couts and Salah and although he has been slated at times,I thought Karius did well between the sticks,Yes there was One occasion that He fluffed His lines but I would say Matip gave Him a shocking Ball to deal with,So all in all a satisfying trip to Asia and a Trophy to bring Home,Let’s hope We can keep it going through the Season.
I wouldn’t put huge value in this win but you all make good points about the winning mentality. The lads went to a very enthusiastic environment and Salah is taking full advantage of his chance to settle into the team.
I will say one thing that irritates me though and that is how we’ve risked our early season fitness by prioritising money over a good location for training conditions and facilities. So as good as this tournament has been in ways, with great fans and good opposition to play against, it would be best to go to a less hot and humid place for preseason. Traveling to a place that is apparently in monsoon season, leaving the players unable to train properly some days is not on. Will this win matter if we aren’t fully match fit come the first game of the season and end up dropping points?