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Gorkss: No Excuses

26 February 2014

Kaspars fronts up

Kaspars Gorkss was frank and honest in his assessment of the Royals defeat to Blackburn Rovers this past weekend.

The Latvian international pulled no punches in admitting that Reading perhaps lacked the creativity to feel too aggrieved with the 1-0 loss. 

“I’m disappointed more than frustrated,” Kaspars told BBC Berkshire.

“Frustrated would’ve been if we created loads of chances, but didn’t take them despite playing well. But I think we weren’t good enough today. We conceded a very, very bad goal from our set piece. We need to be at it every game – consistency is a big thing in this league. We can’t turn up for some of the games and not for others. I think even first half they probably had the game plan and slowed the game down as much as possible, fair play to them. We have to be confident, it has to be a wake up call for us but I remain positive in my mindset.”

The defender admitted that a strong second half penalty call did slightly aggrieve the dressing room, but again refused to use the handball call against Matt Kilgallon as any kind of excuse.

“I haven’t seen it to be honest but I heard it’s quite a bad one, that’s two penalties we should’ve had against Blackburn in two games – but that’s the easy thing to blame. We should’ve created more than we did in that game, no excuses.”

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