When the quotes of Thomas Christiansen began to filter through from the club and media tonight I wanted it to stop. We were outclassed, out-thought and totally outplayed by a very average Reading side who have struggled at the start of the season and Christiansen said we deserved at least a draw…
Well we didn’t, we deserved absolutely nothing today and the fact that Christiansen is coming out and saying he thought we were unlucky to lose is just painful to hear. We don’t want to see the brutal Steve Evans style where he came out and picked out certain individuals to criticise but we also don’t want to see the same garbage as last season, Garry Monk spluttering on and making excuses for woeful displays. Unfortunately Christiansen made excuses and avoided the fact that today his players looked like they didn’t really know the plan and what they were meant to be doing to stop Reading. Fans on social media (including myself) have vented their annoyance with the post-match press conference.
Fans aren’t happy with the comments from Christiansen and the pressure is certainly mounting after four losses in five league games. The issue here is that of those four games we have looked so poor it’s hard to see how we are going to improve after such a good start to the season followed by us collapsing in recent weeks. The fact that Christiansen blamed the ref for a foul rather than discuss how bad the defending was after that moment is frustrating and there is a huge difference between protecting the players and sounding like you haven’t watched the same game as 33k Leeds fans who left the stadium very upset and frustrated, simply numb with an awful display.
It’s all a learning curve for Christiansen at the moment, he will learn that the fans won’t accept excuses after such a bad performance.