Thought you had done enough to score late in the game?
“You don’t think you have done enough, but you certainly hope so. At that point in the game you go 2-1 up, you have got to do the basics right. Get all the details right. We got one wrong, with the first one.
And the second one was soft, soft for a right-back to cut inside and score into the bottom corner.
You have to be real about it and honest about it that they had two shots, the breakaway in the first one and the second one late in the game, and they scored two goals.”
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Must feel like a broken record with not being clinical?
“Yeah. We know the story here at home. Teams with 11 have defended here like that and we’ve had problems, then with ten against Arsenal it is understandable, I think they defended their box well. I would say that it is the story of creating a lot, not unbelievable chances, but that can be the way. But at this level when balls are coming across the box, and crosses, whether it be headers, shots inside the box, we need to take them more because one goal always keeps a team in the game.”
How frustrating is it because you could be miles ahead now in fourth?
“We look at that a lot and we shouldn’t really dwell on results gone but a lot of them have looked the same so it puts you in one direction. I don’t like too many stats on expected goals because it is not all that clear at times, but we are bottom of the league at home, and we’re creating second to probably Liverpool. That is two ends of the scale of where we’re at.”
Harder to control the game against ten men, why was that?
“For 15 minutes of the first half it did because we were in the mindset of them with 11 and Ozil pulling out to the side and them giving you problems. We ended up being in a middle ground, so I was pleased for half-time to…