A number of Birmingham City supporters have been left bewildered by the latest honest assessment from captain Harlee Dean suggesting that maybe the players are not good enough.
Dean’s comments came following the Blues’ latest major setback with them losing 3-0 at home to Bristol City after what was a performance that typified why they are in the precarious situation they are in. Birmingham’s defeat did not see them drop into the relegation zone, but that was because Rotherham United did not play, but they now have four games in hand.
Aitor Karanka was asked whether he would consider his position at the club following the defeat against Bristol City. However, he emphatically stated that he will be going nowhere via his own accord at least. The Blues simply have to start picking up points again very soon if they are to survive.
Speaking to the media after the game, Dean issued an honest assessment of the Blues’ current predicament and suggested that maybe the players were not good enough and that they need to be better and show improvements to survive.
He said: “Another loss. Another avoidable one. Individual errors and no goals.
“We’re in a bad situation and we know it’s not good enough. If I could stand here and say that it’s a bad group of lads who are not working harder, who are not trying their best then I honestly would.
“But it’s not like that. We’re trying, we’re working day in day out as hard as we can. We’re stepping out on the pitch and we’re putting out there it’s just not going for us. So maybe we’re not good enough. Maybe that’s the fact, the reality.
“But I believe we are, I believe individually and collectively we are. And we’ve got ten games to turn it around.”
Many Birmingham fans could not believe the comments made from Dean and suggested that Karanka’s management has seen the players suffer from a lack of confidence.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
If ever a bloke epitomised the lack of belief in himself, his teammates and the manager, this was him. Confidence is clearly on the floor and that is down to one man and his abysmal tactics.
— Paul Richards (@PaulRic73281210) March 13, 2021
You aren’t good enough. It’s the same interview every year.
— James (@bcfcjames) March 13, 2021
What chance do we have when not only the captain along with manager look lost and clueless. It’s their fault and role to get us out of this.
Silver lining, neither player or boss will be with us once we drop league one.
Gonna be a slow painful ten games with no goals or points.
— Tony Hawes (@TonyHawes7) March 13, 2021
Can only think the players want Karanka to get Karanka sacked tbh.
— Drew Hart (@DrewRoryHart) March 13, 2021
Broken man. Players have no confidence under karanka. Surely get rid to give us at least half a chance?!
— Max Bradley (@MRMAXBRADLEY_) March 13, 2021
How can a captain say “maybe we’re not good enough” https://t.co/LSHVix6GTp
— Billy Bartholomew (@BillyBartholom7) March 13, 2021
How many times have we seen this sort of video. It doesn’t do anything for the fans anymore. Talk has always been cheap but now it’s at an all time low. Start showing it on the pitch or we will be a league 1 club next season #BCFC https://t.co/SC5xyHm3dB
— Josh Clarke (@Jclarke724) March 13, 2021
— Lad from the Tilton (@LadFromTheBlues) March 13, 2021