This makes me sad, even the players knew how close we were to really doing something great with that side. You truly felt we could beat anyone with that team. If only we had signed a striker the year we got into the CL, both Suarez and Dzcko were available that year We baulked at 26m for Dzeko and instead decided to spend the same figure on Soldado a few years later. Sad, sad, sad. The following year when we were challenging for the title we signed Nelsen and Saha when Cahill, for one, was available, Jesus wept.
My highlights were his breakaway goal against Villa where he finished off a counterattack by passing the ball into the corner from the edge of the area, his goal against Inter Milan at home and his equaliser at home to Arsenal and "shshing" the away fans. Actually every minute he played against Arsenal was sublime. Great memories, we should have won things with that side.