The more I think about it the more I think the loss will be a good thing. Just a shame we didn't play the youth team from game one.
I'm going to go and look at that fixture list now...I think it was important to get through the group because we were not sure what situation we'd be in by Feb. On the whole, I thought we played too strong line ups through the group stage, but that is a minor gripe.
Once we get to Feb, it's both obvious that our priority has to be finishing top four and that our injuries/fixture list mean winning the EL is impossible without sacrificing our PL form. As a result, both games against Prague should have seen us make wholesale changes.
All you have to do is look at Man Utd's fixture list for March to see that it is a relief to be out.
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