I'm at a loss with our defending. I can understand conceding if you are playing City every week. Their movement and passing can be almost impossible to stop at times.
What I can't understand is that these are supposedly Premier League defenders which puts them in the top miniscule percentage of footballers across Europe. These guys would look like the worlds best player in any game you've ever played in whatever standard you've reached.
Yet, the mistakes they make seem so basic.
Reacting second to the ball.
Failing to clear it when we have the chance to.
Ball watching. (ball watching!! Can't believe I have to type that!!!)
Not marking players in the box.
I can only assume it's mental. We are reacting to what happens rather than proactively imposing ourselves on the opposition and at this level, if you hesitate it's already too late.