“I thought we were really poor,” he said. “I thought we didn’t have enough energy but I thought that when we did get the ball and we gave it away really cheaply really quickly, it didn’t allow us to sort of build any momentum or any feeling that we were getting a bit of control of the game.
“So I felt as if I was going to do it, I might as well do it. To be honest, I could have changed four or five at half-time.
“It was a difficult choice, the only reason I did not change three was my worry that because of the games in quick succession I may have had an injury or another reason to take someone off during the game or I would have changed all three at half-time.”
They’ve now slipped to sixth place in the league, with Spurs and Manchester United having games in hand on them too.
It’s a problem that they need to fix, or they risk falling further behind in the race for European places once again. They’ve had an excellent 18 months of form but this is the first time in that period where they’ve consistently struggled for results.
Antonio’s goal will be a positive going forward, so if he can get back to form that will go a long way towards helping the Irons get back to winning ways. Now he needs the rest of the attackers to follow suit too.
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