Two points dropped but an incredible equaliser?
“It was an incredible equaliser, that’s for sure, but I think we deserved it because it is two points dropped. Because in the first half, if we are ruthless the game is out of sight. Not to say we had multiple chances but we had control.
“We had opportunities to play people in who could score and make decisions around the box to score, to keep switching the ball, to keep doing what we did in the first 20 minutes and we came off that slightly.
“We allowed them to feel like they’re still in the game and they’re a good team. When they started to play a bit later in the game they cause you problems.”
Lewis Dunk won first header for goal?
“But he will do. They’re bigger than us so you try and compete as well as you can. They had a few corners and than can happen and you have to worry about the second ball and you can’t stop the actual execution of the strike.
“They are bigger than us. I thought we dealt with set pieces not too bad today to a degree. Obviously with one like that it happens and they get their goal.”
What does this result show?
“We’ve got work to do. The Christmas period has probably been a small showing of our season. Tottenham was a fantastic all-round performance. Arsenal showed great spirit and fight for a young group. Southampton, we struggled to break a team down and lost a game at home.
“Then today it was a game where we should have the mindset to kill it, because the opportunity was there in the first half, and we don’t. It shows the good and the bad of us. That shows we must remain humble. We must work hard. We’ve had two great results over Christmas but there’s a lot of work to do.”
Why was the mindset not there?
“It’s not that the mindset is there it’s just how you work to try and win games you have to deal with them in game and that is part of the process.”
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