Plenty of managers and even top managers will say that the title is out of their hands or that it is a wild dream or whatever
We haven’t won the league in 12 years and right now we’re going through our worst, most tumultuous and demoralised period and squad in several decades and yet Wenger still has the nerve to come out and say “We can win it, i’m confident we can” except for the fact that for every season for the last 12 years him and the team have massively let us down every season.
I’d rather a bit of honesty and realism than his stupidly blind optimism that no-one fucking believes.
“Can we win it? Look, it’s pretty clear that the club and squad has gone through a very tumultuous summer which hasn’t been helped by the two early losses. We’re working hard on solving all of the clubs internal issues at the moment, and in the mean time we’re training hard and well so we can out there and play the best possible football. Given the situation, it’s unrealistic to expect a title challenge it but what we will do is go out there and play the very best we can and give ourselves the best chance we can.”
Easy. Hmm maybe I should work in PR.
You’d get much more respect for being honest and open and realistic, you take pressure off yourself and the team by saying you don’t think you can win it (even though you will be trying to) and you won’t look like a complete fucking numpty once you do bottle it in February as always.