Can we focus on winning the Europa League please?
Hello there! With the premiership back to entertain football fans, let us not forget that we are still very much in the Europa league competition and if we are to predict based on our previous two campaigns in the competition, I will say boldly, that we are going to play in the final of the competition this time around as well. But we seem not to be talking about the Europa league; everybody seems to be focused on us doing well in the premiership, while forgetting how big the Europa is.
Apart from the UEFA Champions league, the Europa league is the next big football competition in Europe and several teams would give a tooth to play in the competition. Can we place the emphasis that we have placed on the premier league on winning the Europa League too? When we seem to be finding it hard to win games in the league, our next alternative to qualifying for the UEFA Champions league next season should be by winning the Europa League.
Virtually every top English team that has played in the Europa, has won it! Why Arsenal has not won it yet, baffles me to the bone. Our best chance of winning it was last season but alas, we bottled it when we were supposed to win. What a pity.
We still have two games to play in the group stage; against Frankfurt and against Standard Liege. These are winnable games and I expect us to garner 6 points from these games. We have no business losing games in the Europa league and the earlier we learn that, the better.
We should be playing in the Champions league every season but as it stands at this moment, the Europa league seems to be where we find ourselves. It is really not such a good thing to play in this competition, but if we are to play in it, then we should strive to win it. We are always among the favourites and we have been doing well in the competition, but winning such competitions, is what makes us a big team. We need to stop competing and start winning these types of trophies.
If we can strive to win this seasons’ edition of the Europa, we will be playing in next season’s Champions league, no matter what position in the League we end up at.
Does anybody else need a continental trophy as much as I do?