Dour, defensive and abandoned of wins, Middlesbrough is going down. The northeastern team, that was promoted to a Premier League final year, is streamer behind to a second multiplication after losing to Chelsea.
“Everybody is devastated,” Boro manager Steve Agnew pronounced after Monday’s 3-0 detriment during Stamford Bridge. “We’ve worked so tough for a series of years to get behind into a Premier League.”
England’s 3 biggest teams in a segment are all in flux. Sunderland is also headed down, while Newcastle has been promoted.
Boro, that lacked peculiarity and investment in a team, started a downward turn during a finish of final year with a winless run that stretched from Dec. 17 and Apr 26.
Boro manager Aitor Karanka’s 3 seasons in assign came to an finish in Mar when a Spaniard was fired. Agnew was placed in assign though in his 9 games to date, Boro has warranted usually 6 points.
STICK OR TWIST?
Boro authority Steve Gibson, a lifelong fan of a club, contingency now confirm either to designate Agnew on a permanent basement or move in a uninformed face.
Former Newcastle and Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew is one name related with a club.
“I don’t consider it’s about my conditions it’s about a football club,” Agnew said. “We all know it’s a Premier League football bar in terms of all about it, a supporters, a stadium, a training ground, a infrastructure is all there.”
FEWEST WINS/FEWEST GOALS
Boro’s 5 victories from 36 matches is a slightest in a Premier League, with last-place Sunderland carrying 6 wins notwithstanding 4 fewer points.
Boro has also scored a fewest goals – usually 26, an normal of 0.72 per game.
Center brazen Alvaro Negredo, on-loan from Spanish bar Valencia, has managed nine, with Cristthian Stuani and midfielder Marten de Roon subsequent best with 4 apiece.
LACK OF STAR QUALITY
Karanka was active in a send marketplace after securing graduation with a horde of players nearing during a club, though nothing of them were large names.
The Spaniard did move in some gifted faces, like former Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes, Gaston Ramirez, Brad Guzan and Negredo, though a group lacked genuine quality.
Despite a 7 million bruise ($9 million) merger of striker Rudy Gestede in January, Karanka was undone by a miss of signings.
“We need to urge a team, and a bar knew a month and a half ago a players that we wanted,” Karanka pronounced in January. “I always pronounced a aim in a send window was to urge a squad. At a moment, we haven’t finished that. We will be unhappy if nobody else comes in, though we have attempted my best.” Gestede scored usually once.
Karanka was not famous for his faith on bringing immature players by a system, though he had a plain performer in homegrown defender Ben Gibson.
Dutch midfielder Marten De Roon continued a good sense he done during Serie A bar Atalanta with a unchanging initial season, while a performances of rapid winger Adama Traore, once of Barcelona and who assimilated from Aston Villa, reportedly had clubs such as Chelsea creation inquiries.
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