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'Our football at times was oustanding'

18 July 2013

Sky Blues boss less concerned with friendly result and more concerned with dominant first half display

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley said he was delighted with some of the 'outstanding' football his side produced in their narrow 1-0 pre-season tour defeat to Dutch second tier outfit Willem II.

The Sky Blues dominated the opening 45 minutes of the encounter before switching things up to a point where ten of the club's Academy graduates saw out the tie as the City boss bids to get his squad fit for the start of the new League One season on August 3rd.

"I was delighted to be honest with the way we acquitted ourselves and the way we played against a very good side," Pressley said.

"I thought especially in the first half we were oustanding at times amd played some very good football against a very good side.

"We made a number of changes at half time and brought on ten Academy graduates which is a real positive for the football club and again they acquitted themselves very well. I just feel that our younger players need to believe in themselves a bit more and believe that they are really good players.

"That was probably the only thing that disappointed me, that they didn't have that belief but first half we made life very difficult for the opposition and dominated the first 45 minutes against an extremely good side."

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