I’m not too sure what was the best thing for him to say in this situation.
To a certain extent, he’s speaking the truth, but at the same time there has to be some sort of awareness of the situation at how best to word it. Part of me wants to put it down to ‘lost in translation’, but I’m not sure how much leeway that can really give him.
A lot of talk this week in regards to ‘off the pitch’ issues, has surrounded the Blues’ upcoming FA Cup game ‘away’ to Coventry City, with the matter even being discussed by head coach Pep Clotet in his weekly press conference. Talking ahead of the Cardiff City game this weekend, the Spaniard decided to take the diplomatic approach on the matter, saying that “We are going to our place, that is their place, but we’ll treat it like it is their place, not our place.”
But it seems as if his response hasn’t quite gone down well with some members of the St Andrew’s faithful, who seem to have a problem with him showing the League One side too much respect ahead of the game instead of being more ruthless.
So negative – we should be treating this game as a home tie and comfortably beating them
— Jamie (@Jamie61482521) January 16, 2020
— Parko (@parkoblue) January 16, 2020
Make sure you don’t go to their place thinking it is their place when in fact it’s our place which they think is their place. If you do – we’re in trouble.
— David Ayres (@davidjayres) January 16, 2020
Does that mean you’ll pick a defensive side as we’re playing away?? #BCFC
— Gareth Williams #DYSPR (@gazwil1973) January 16, 2020
— andrew griffiths (@AjgblueAndrew) January 16, 2020
Totally agree, the bloke is loco 😜 pic.twitter.com/Q2O7ix3AoP
— Andy Bavington (@oftenpartizan) January 16, 2020
Agree mate. It’s our place the stupid clown
— Calum Burns Stirling Corbet (@cal_corbs) January 16, 2020
Was this merely a slip of the tongue from Clotet?
The good thing is he’s got a week ahead of him to change his mind-set.