It looks as if the good run of form is set to continue.
At least it will do if Pep Clotet has anything to say about it.
Having gone through a recent run that included three consecutive 1-1 draws, the Blues finally managed to snap that run with a 3-2 win against Reading on Saturday, but according to Clotet, there could and perhaps should have been a couple more victories in those games.
Speaking to BCFC.com before the game against QPR tonight, the boss talked about how the run that the team is on now doesn’t truly reflect on how well his team are actually performing and that there is a lot more to come from this team as the season goes on:
“Take the run we’re on now – we’re not happy. They’re good points away from home, but the draws were games we wanted to win. Actually, most of the work we’ve done this week has been on the mistakes we made at Reading. There’s a hunger in this team to search for excellence. You see the 3-2, it doesn’t reflect what happened in the game – so that needs to be corrected.”
It certainly makes a difference to what he’s said in the past treating away games as a ‘bonus’, something that I have criticised him for, it looks as if he finally wants to start winning games away from home rather than just settling for draws, or indeed disregarding them altogether. I just hope that attitude manages to carry itself into the home games as well.
That game against Reading marked the first time this season that the Blues had managed to score three in one game, so it looks as if there’s set to be a more attacking brand of football making its way to St Andrew’s in the coming weeks, which should hopefully turn that one win into a whole lot more.
Can Pep Clotet take the Blues to the Premier League?
Let’s just hope that it wasn’t a fluke.