It needs to be better. Last night we were lucky against a Bolton side who can promise a lot but deliver little and whose best Premiership days could now be behind them.
For the third game in succession we have been fairly poor performance wise. We scored a 2-0 win against a plucky Portsmouth side who have got relegation written all over them before coming undone at Hull, with some shoddy defending and inefficiencies in attack, despite the abundance of options up front.
Liverpool are next in the league at Eastlands followed by a trip to Chelsea. Both have the capability of making a complete mockery of our league position and Liverpool in particular will be looking to ‘put us in our place’ as the battle for fourth spot hots up.
This morning we are in fifth place, level on points with the reds but with a game in hand. In addition to this, Liverpool head to the Emirates tonight where a heavy defeat will see City move above them on goal difference. A win at Stoke next week coupled with a win over Liverpool would send the blues clear in fourth. Obviously this all depends on what Spurs produce but they have a difficult game at Wolves this evening followed by an equally tough game at Wigan so fourth place is really City’s to lose.
But this is not going to happen with performances like we have seen over the last three games. Liverpool are not in a hurry to drop out of the top four and with Spurs playing some excellent football, the blues need to move up a level and step up their game if they are to clinch that last Champions League spot.
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