Three games, three losses and three goals per game conceded all amounts to a team in a mess but now is not the time to panic, there is too much at stake for that.
We are not out of the race for a Champions League qualification spot despite the loss today against Leicester City, no matter the result in the Man Utd v Chelsea match we are still in with a chance of making Europe’s elite competition on two fronts.
The worst-case scenario is that we would be four points behind Tottenham and Chelsea in the league with just two games to go but to assume both those clubs will get those necessary three points is to ignore their respective poor performances recently.
But let’s assume they did, let’s assume we lose both our last two Premier League games and do not qualify via the league, we still have the Europa League route and in that competition, we do stand an excellent chance.
Valencia is no longer an elite Spanish side, they are very beatable and we showed against Napoli that no matter how poor we are doing domestically that we are formidable opponents in Europe.
We have a manager that knows the Europa League backwards, he may well have his faults in the English game but in Europe, he is a whole different fish entirely.
I am not saying that all is rosy in the garden, it is not, we have some huge issues but all is not lost either. Qualification to the Champions League is still very much in our own hands and we should not forget that.
Put today’s game out of your minds, stay calm and focus on the upcoming tie with Valencia, that is what Unai Emery will be telling the players in training tomorrow and as fans, we should do exactly the same.