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Skipper-for-the-night gives his verdict

Captain-for-the-night Adrian couldn’t be more disappointed at seeing the club again knocked out of a Cup competition.

The Spaniard could hardly be blamed for any if the goals but that does nothing to take away the bitter taste of defeat.

And speaking after the game to www.whufc.com he said:  “Obviously, we are not happy with the result. We tried and did our best. We had the chances and we scored to make the score 2-1, and the crowd was behind us. We were pushing but the third goal killed us and killed the game.

“In football, one goal can change everything. We knew they would come here and play their game. We tried to push from the beginning and the first chance they had, they scored a goal. From the beginning of the second half, the game was really hard for us, because we conceded the second goal.

“The crowd was really amazing tonight. It was a midweek game and many people came here to support us. We were trying, we were pushing, and we scored to make it 2-1. We were confident in that moment but Llorente from the corner killed us.”

With Mark Noble suspended and Pablo Zabaleta not included in the matchday squad, Adrian was handed the armband and said: ” “I was really proud to wear the armband tonight.

Obviously, I’m not happy with the result but I’m one of the most experienced players in the dressing room now and I want to help my teammates. This season I’ve not had many minutes but I’ve tried to give my best tonight, although it wasn’t the best night.”

Adrian, added: “We’re training really hard every week and Lukasz, right now, has the confidence of the manager and is doing well.

“We have many games to go so I will keep pushing and keep training hard. Only one goalkeeper can play and that can be a difficult thing.”

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2 comments on “Skipper-for-the-night gives his verdict

  1. Takes blame for goals 2 and 3 for me. He is so ponderous coming off his line. Against son, for the 2nd, he could have come out and closed the angle, instead he stayed on the 6 yard line and son rounds him easily. If you consider where son picked up the ball, that is ludicrous.
    For the 3rd goal, his inaction and unwillingness to wipe out the attacker and our defender to claim the ball meant we conceded a corner, from which they scored.
    Fabianaki is far far superior.

    And whilst I’m at it, thee likes of Antonio, ogbonna, Adrian, cresswell, oviang, Hernandez etc have to have been phycologically battered by the last 3 or 4 seasons of failure. Their mentality is shot. We need to get rid and bring in non broken players. It’s them who are constantly letting us down, whilst the new guard, rice, yarmo, diop, fab1 and fab2,
    etc that perform. Not a coincidence.

    • You might be right Master on the players, Oggy tried hard but looked very rusty and I have never been that convinced by him in a back four, I wasn’t singling out Adrian but I haven’t watched the replays, watching it live was bad enough, I think if Balbuena plays we probably don’t concede more than one goal.

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