There are teams that need deliverance this season. Some of them are performing okay enough, but far below their full potential. Some others are just terrible teams. I’m talking about teams like:
- Real Madrid: Hear me out on this one. Real has some of the best players on the planet. However, there seems to be something missing. Their defense is getting worse and worse each day. They are beginning to look like an average team with excellent players. In fact, I think that’s what they are right now. They are on top of the La Liga, hut that’s no excuse for sloppiness. Look at what Legia Warsaw could have done to them last night. Totally unacceptable.
- Inter Milan: Here’s a team I’m really sorry for. I remember the days when Inter was the most dominant team in Europe. Along with sister team AC Milan, they terrorized Italy, and made Europe their bitch. However, both teams have suffered a drastic drop in performance. The former Champions League holders now struggle for a place in the Europa League. This is completely unpalatable. However, AC Milan are gradually getting back to that lofty level they used to occupy. For a short period last week, they were top of the table in Serie A. they even beat Juventus to get there. Inter, on the other hand, have just been poor. They have fired their coach, Frank De Boer, just three months after employing him. This is bad, folks.
- Manchester United: This is one of the teams that is performing okay, but should be doing better. With the coming of Jose Mourinho, this looked like a team that could recover quickly from the Van Gal era. Then Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, and Eric Bailly joined the squad, and it began to look like a title challenge. Paul Pogba came along, and suddenly, the Red Devils were scary again. On paper, that is. On the pitch, however, they have been less than inspiring. I wonder how long it would take for Jose Mourinho’s master plan to take effect. I wonder if United fans are that patient too.
These terrible teams need a lot of work right now. I totally believe that each of them can be much better than they are right now. However, as much as Real Madrid have underachieved this season, I do not think the solution for them is the Frank De Boer treatment. Neither is it necessary at Manchester United. These terrible teams could become less terrible if they are given enough time.