Despite going on a three-game unbeaten run, he just can’t seem to keep everyone happy can he?
How many games is it going to take for him to get fans on his side? Four? Five? Ten?
The Blues continued their unbeaten run with a 1-1 draw against Cardiff City on Saturday. Having come firing out of the blocks by taking the lead after just four minutes, they couldn’t keep that momentum going and were eventually pegged back in the second half, something that boss Pep Clotet knew was going to happen.
Speaking after the game, the Spaniard spoke about how difficult the game would end up being for his side given the type of game that the Bluebirds like to play, and that they just couldn’t hold out:
“We knew that after half-time they would come at us and it would turn into a set-piece game and they made it very difficult for us. The second-half it was a really tough game because every time they had a chance, they put the ball into the box.”
Blues fans though were left incredibly unimpressed with his words, as they called out the boss for not putting something in place to counteract their threat.
— Jeevan Sanghera (@jeevansanghera) January 19, 2020
If you knew this you counter react to it not wait for them to score and then react to it. Thats what ur paid as a “manager” to do
— ANDY (@ANDYBCFC84) January 19, 2020
That’s exactly what they did. Doesn’t say much for your in-game management skills then does it?
— egneg (@egneg) January 19, 2020
Well if you knew why didn’t you make a sub to deal with it…
— bcfc topics (@bcfc173) January 19, 2020
Yeah so, you try and combat it, as the manager of the opposite team… I mean if “you knew” it was gonna happen, surely you’d have come up with something to stop it
— Jim Condon! (@Jimismyname) January 20, 2020
Pep seems a nice bloke but based on this summary alone its clear he aint a main gaffa. If you believe the opposition are going to do something tactical you have to put something in place to stop them. Pep bought on magoma… *sighs*
— Russ Kirby (@ParaKirby29) January 19, 2020
Sat far too deep second half, left Montero on the bench and took Mrabti off who was at least creating some movement up top. It was always going to invite pressure. Constant team changes never works we need consistency, you or should I say (Dong) cant see it. Team looked clueless
— craigkro (@craighill2110) January 19, 2020
No plan b. Lacked ideas I’m afraid pep.
— Walk (@walkeryardley) January 19, 2020
Will Clotet be sacked by the end of the season?
I suppose he deserves some credit for being able to limit them to just the one goal from a set-piece. I mean, if it’s their specialty then to be able to keep them out for most of the game allows him some benefit of the doubt.