Leicester winning the title is a reflection of the state of English football by KM
With all my respect to new champions Leicester, I have to say that this is bad news for English football overall. Although the neutrals are enjoying the way Leicester wins 1:0 game after game, serious questions need to be asked of the top teams in England.
So the Foxes will go into pot A of the Champions league next year. Take a minute to digest that. Can this ever happen in Spain? Imagine Real Betis winning La liga or Sociedad? Would Bayern or Dortmund allow something similar in Germany?
Again with all my respect for the upcoming champions, have you seen their games? Southampton were the better team for 60 minutes but somehow failed to score, even though Mane was left 1 on 1 with Schmeichel.
English football has ignored the reality check for years, but this summer it’s time for some major changes. Ozil was spot on. We threw it away against bad teams. We gave up too easy. And Wenger comes out and says “you have to accept that in the premier league sometimes you win, you draw or you lose” – practically saying I’m immortal here so whatever the result, accept it.
Real Madrid and Barcelona never accept anything but a win, why can’t we have that mentality? I watched the Classico and tactically and quality wise we are nowhere near Spain’s top clubs. It’s ok though, the other top teams in England are also bad so we can accept this, just like Arsene. If we could have his salary, we’d accept it much easier don’t you think?
Anyway though, talking about the Watford game, when we couldn’t beat them when it actually mattered in the FA cup, feels like going over and over again on problems I’ve pointed out here so many times. The saddest thing is that if we finish strong (which will still be not enough to win the title) people will be like – yeah – next season it’s ours.
Unlike Arsene though, I’ve grown tired of this. If he could just tell us when he’d leave, so we know when to have some hope again, it would be great. Arsene still has a battle for the top 4, but he is king of those and he’d win this one, but Leicester winning the trophy and Spurs finishing above us has to be final straw.
In a world of hope for Arsenal fans, the last straw would have been drawn 5 years ago, but this is the reality of English football. And it’s not a fairytale. It’s a sad one.