Joe: Town Looked Tired
Saturday, 21st Feb 2004 23:26
Town manager Joe Royle said his side looked tired during the 4-2 loss at Burnley. He added that his team cannot afford to keep giving the opposition two-goal leads.
Royle said: "It's never dull with us - never bet on us having a 0-0. "But we can't afford to give teams two-goal starts and we seem to allow our opponents luxuries they don't allow us. "We looked tired - perhaps six hours on a coach didn't help - but we were poor in the first half when bad marking again led to us conceding goals. "We gave it a go and at 3-2 had three chances to equalise. But I can't have any complaints about the result." Burnley boss Stan Ternent admitted that Town were close to getting something from the game: "It was a bit nervy late on, as you might expect when it's 3-2. They hit the post, but I thought we deserved to win the match. "Two goals in two minutes gave us a nice cushion, but I knew they would come out fired-up the second half. "Getting a third goal was always going to be important. But even though we did, it didn't make it straightforward - because we never do things simply. "Joe has been responsible for us having some bad days down the years, so I was due to put one over on him. By the law of averages it was my day, although I would have been a lot more comfortable had we been awarded the penalty we should have had when Glen was fouled with the score at 3- 0."
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