Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Whitney - "For 75 Minutes I Thought we Were the Better Team"

The manager was happy with his team's overall performance but admitted that he and his side have to fight to make sure they don't lose three games in a row.
Walsall manager Jon Whitney has spoken to the local  media following Wednesday evening's Carabao Cup defeat to Sheffield United, which saw his side exit the competition at the First Round stage, and has praised his team for their overall performance.

Jon, who was speaking to several members of the local media, said; "We have to take the positives. What we can’t do is sit down and feel sorry for ourselves because we only have a couple of days to prepare for a big game. We have put a bit of pressure on ourselves because we don’t want to make it three defeats out of three."

Whitney then went on to discuss the match in more detail, insisting that his side was the better of the two, he said; "I am not really one to dwell on things but the lads do feel a bit of injustice. For 75 minutes I thought we were the better team. We played some really good football and forced them into a change of formation. But it is still three goals they have scored and that is what they can do to you.

"I am proud about the first 75 minutes but sometimes individual decisions and game management, that comes with experience. We have not got a lot of experience in the team but that comes from game to game.

"I thought Kory was really unlucky. It was a good strike and Gilly has just palmed it onto him. It is nice to come here and outplay a Championship team. I know they made 11 changes but they are still Championship players. I can’t fault the lads effort."

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