Said it before and I will say it again
Winners are more important than leaders and leaders are more important than Captains.
Tav played well on Sunday, by all accounts.(I only saw 40 minutes of the game). Him being Captain hasn’t cost us the final. Him being a perennial loser with deep mental scars from years of playing second fiddle to that lot, however was likely a factor.
We have too many players that have yet to discover the winning mentality. I believe some will find it and others will just never get it. I don’t think Tav will ever get it and that’s why I don’t believe he should be Captain. Not because of any one performance but because he lacks the winning mentality.
On the pitch on Sunday we just couldn’t find a way to win and that’s what winners do. It’s an intangible mindset and I do believe we are getting closer. If Morelos was on form we would be celebrating that final mental hurdle. Instead we have to go again.
Morelos is someone that I believe will develop the winning mentality once he gets past the mental block. His inner drive has allowed him to sort his discipline and start becoming a top player and with that fire in him it’s inevitable he will develop into a winner. But he is not there yet and others such as Goldson, Tav, Kamara, Aribo and Kent still have to prove that they have what it takes to deliver when it matters for this club.
Plus Helanders pace still gives me the fear but that’s a whole other subject.