Daryl Janmaat easily won our Man of the Match poll for his performance in London on Monday night against West Ham. and he picked up 38% of the vote, beating out substitute Ayoze Perez with 27% and Chancel Mbemba with 15%.
Daryl has been interviewed today and the Dutchman says that performance was nowhere near good enough – and he’s right there.
Daryl Janmaat tackles Victor Moses on Monday night
One of the main problems is that we cannot seem to score goals, and it’s now over 400 minutes since we last scored a league goal – that was the goal in the second half against Southampton by Gini Wijnaldum.
We still have to win our first game of the season and we didn’t do that last year until the right game – but hopefully we can get all 3 points on Saturday at home to Watford.
We are currently propping up the Premier League which is embarrassing.
This is what the 26 year-old right back had to say:
“It was a really disappointing night, but we have to forget it as quickly as we can now.” “It’s all about looking forward to the next game now, and we know we have to put a lot of things right.”
“It’s hard to take any positives out of what happened.” “In some of the earlier games, it felt as though we were making progress, but that was a night when it was hard to be positive about anything.”
“Maybe we were on top for small parts of the game, but it was nowhere near good enough.”
“We need to get the balance right. There were times when we were trying to get men forward, but that left us open at the back and that cannot happen.”
“We didn’t create that many chances, and that definitely has to improve.” “I try to get forward when I can, but collectively we have to offer a much bigger goalscoring threat.”
“I try to join in, but I am a defender and that has to be my main job. “It is not just about the attackers when it comes to scoring goals.”
“But as a team, we have to find a way of posing more of a threat. We have to score more.” “It’s a big game against Watford now.”
“It’s important that we get that first win under the belt and Saturday is the next opportunity to do that. We have to win otherwise the pressure will only continue to increase.”
Newly promoted Watford doubled their points total to 6 last weekend, with a good 1-0 home win against Swansea, and are in 13th place.
We should see some changes made to the starting eleven on Saturday, and we expect Siem de Jong, Ayoze Perez and Rolando Aarons all to start against Watford, at the expense of Vurnon Anita, Papiss Cisse and Florian Thauvin.
What do you think?