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“No time to cry – we must look in the mirror and improve”

José’s reflections on a tough day at the office

16 February 2019

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“We conceded in the first minute and that makes things more difficult – we started the game in a losing position. It’s a difficult stadium and a good team, who showed why they are fighting for a different target.” So started José Gomes as he reflected on a 4-0 defeat to Sheffield United.

“I didn’t like what we did today and the way that we played,” he continued.

“The difference between the teams wasn’t as big as the score, but they fought more than us and they deserved to win.

“I was angry at half-time. Nobody likes to lose, or to concede goals, of course – but I didn’t like the way we were playing. When we show good things in training but don’t put them onto the pitch, I don’t like that.

“This is an intense league. We don’t have time to cry. We have to look in the mirror, find what we have to improve in ourselves, and be better in the next match.

“I said it when we won, as well. Whatever the result, there is no time to cry or to celebrate. We have to recover and prepare for the next game.

“Our win on Wednesday is in the past, our defeat today is in the past. We cannot change the results. But what we can change is the way that we play. In the next match, we must show that we can play and we must fight for the points in a different way.”

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