A good point?
“I think a fair point, on play. The first half I think we were the better team. I know they had some good chances, we gifted them a few, but I think our work off the ball and some of it on it was good.
“To play with that personality. But that second half they had the opportunity of course late in the game. I think it evened itself out. I am pleased with a point.”
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Rudiger, did it show how much you have missed him?
“Yeah. We did miss him. He brings an aggression and a presence in everything that he does, which is good because we have young players in that area as well. I think he is the more experienced of our centre-backs, and he brings something in set-pieces. We have been a bit short in them, in terms of how much desire have we got to it to score goals. He does that naturally. I was delighted with his two goals, we need to score more from set-pieces, particularly in these games against good opposition where it is tight. I am really pleased with Toni.”
Did they let you off the hook slightly?
“Yeah, they did. But I also feel we had as good a chance with Tammy in the first half from Reece James’ cross where he is there and didn’t get anything on it. A couple of bits around their box. For instance the Chilwell goal we had a similar situation to that two or three times in the first half where we didn’t score. They evened themselves out over the game.”
Caballero, was he to blame for the second goal?
“Not in my opinion, no. As the ball travels in the cross, it is a miss-hit cross, he follows that and moves back towards his goal when he realises he couldn’t get it. I think the problem was that when we defended we sunk to the six-yard box. Chilwell pops up with that and someone has to be tighter to them.”
A difficult decision to leave Kepa out?