We have a good team in the making. Still learning, still getting to know how to get the best out of themselves, still developing.
Don't believe the nonsense spoken about players not being good enough either or not as good as last year or the year before, because apart from Maddison who was always going to be sold, we have some very good players. Name me one poor performer from Sunday - Krul? No. Klose? Hanley? No. Lewis, Aarons? No. Leitner? No - a mixed bag but some quality through balls and a goal. Tettey? No. Pukki? Looked good in spells but wasn't poor overall. Hernandez? Always capable of causing trouble and his play set up the goal. Rhodes - always works hard even when things aren't going for him. Buendia showed his inexperience, but anyone can see he has potential.
So overall, the season moves on, a difficult start with a whole new front to the team and getting the youngsters involved. The whole club from top to bottom is healthy financially, healthy on the football coaching side, healthy with good players - and with a plan and the determination to see it succeed.
So don't believe the negative hype. It is just that - negative and hype.