Man U’s complacency may end up in a failed season, warns VidicApril 9th, 2009 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.9 (ANI): Serbian defender Nemanja Vidic has said that Manchester United is guilty of complacency and warned his team mates that they must rediscover their focus if their season is not to end in failure.
In less than four weeks United have seen a seven-point lead at the top of the Premier League cut to just one and face a battle to reach the Champions League semi-finals after a 2-2 draw with Porto at Old Trafford.
While they top the league at home, remain in with a chance of making the last four in Europe and are one win away from the FA Cup Final, it would be churlish to talk of a crisis, reports The Mirror.
Vidic said: “To be honest, maybe. Against Liverpool, maybe you can say we took it easier because we had a game in hand and there was a big gap in points.
“We didn’t think we were relaxed but maybe we were. I don’t like to keep saying we’ve had many games to play, because all teams do, but we have and I just hope our experience will see us through this.”
Injuries, suspensions, fatigue and a collective lack of confidence are the chief reasons for the recent wobble that is threatening to engulf United during the run-in and scupper their hopes of landing one of the big prizes.
“It’s a big challenge to go to Porto and get through. We were on course for a good result, but we ruined that with a minute to go by conceding another goal,” said Vidic.
“We’ve definitely had a bad period, we haven’t done well and we’ve conceded many goals,” he added.
“We won’t get too down about things, but put things right and be ready for the run-in. We’re top of the Premier League, in the last eight of the Champions League and have an FA Cup semi-final coming up. That’s certainly not a bad situation to be in,” he concluded. (ANI)
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