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"It feels like we've lost, everybody is disappointed and we have to bounce back at home." Coventry City's Romain Vincelot

24 October 2015

The French midfielder netted the opener but was disappointed the side couldn't take the three points...

Coventry City midfielder Romain Vincelot admitted that today's draw against Swindon Town felt like a defeat after the Sky Blues let a 2-0 lead slip.



Vincelot netted the first goal of the game and his second for the club when he latched onto Chris Stokes' cross and smashed the ball in from six-yards to give City the lead.

Marcus Tudgay made it 2-0 with 12 minutes to play before Ben Gladwin and Nicky Ajose struck late on to nab a point for the home side.

Vincelot believes that City made mistakes when they were 2-0 up and that the side have to take the feeling of disappointment into the next two home games and use it as motivation.

"We thought we had the game won being 2-0 up with ten minutes to go so it's such a disappointment," Vincelot said.

"It feels like we've lost, everybody is disappointed and we have to bounce back.

"I think because we were leading we wanted to protect the goal and forgot why we were successful for 80 minutes against them. We played a a bit higher and gave them problems higher up the pitch. We dropped too much and tried to play a bit too safe I guess.

"When you are 2-0 and they score it's a strange feeling because they are buzzing and you don't know whether to go and chase the third or defend and keep it safe.

"Hopefully next time when we are 1-0 or 2-0 up we will know what to do. We have to use this feeling of disappointment and take it into the next two home games where hopefully it can help us to get a result. We have to win now at home to make the Rochdale draw and today's draw look better."

Vincelot put City ahead but he said that he cannot savour the strike that he celebrated passionately with the Sky Blues faithful because of the result.

He also picked up his fourth booking of the season but the Frenchman said he will not be changing his style of play in order to avoid a one-match ban for picking up five yellow cards.

He continued: "Today we didn't think enough in the last ten minutes and react to what was happening.

"But for the goal, the ball landed to me and I was just fixed on the goal, I wanted to just smash it on target. I don't really like to score if we don't win. I enjoyed celebrating with the City fans and I think I got punched in the face but I liked it, to see them all moving around it was good.

"But it doesn't mean anything at all because of the draw. I'm on four yellow cards too, but I'm not going to change my game at all. 

"I won't do anything silly like moan at the referee or boot the ball away, but I won't change my game."

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