artan wrote: ↑Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:26 am
Wasn’t a bad game but we shouldn’t believe in a morale loss. This Poland team has been on the decline for a while now and the opportunity was perfect. Playing with three defensive midfielders is inexcusable.
We’ve had many of these morale losses before like when we lost to Turkey last minute, losing to Iceland under Rejas first match, losing to Poland last year at home, etc.
We just looked a little better this time because we actually had a little more width by switching to a formation with one striker (puts someone like balaj on the bench) and because Poland has been bad.
I agree that we shouldn't be happy with a loss here. We played a game for a draw at least and it is pitiful they got 3 points out of it whilst being that poor.
I see it as mainly a mental problem. The team is too used to losing and we have a mental block, we don't play with enough calm, patience, and lose our heads too easily if we concede or things go against us.
In the period in the 2nd half where we were knocking it around for a bit with calmness we were doing well. Our players are too nervous with the ball, if we just learned to keep cool more we could dominate games a lot more.