Just think we lack the energy and legs we used to have. We haven’t been a high pressing team in any way since the first half of last season. Maybe this squad have been in too many wars now, so to speak. If you can stomach it, go and watch the highlights of the Betfred Cup final from 2019. We don’t have that level of performance or aggression in us anymore.
With hindsight, I think everyone accepts we probably could have done with moving on one of our valuable assets and refreshing things a bit. But that’s gone now, and the management team need to get every last bit out of what we have because missing out on automatic Champions League just isn’t an option.