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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Post Portsmouth Reaction

The manager reflected on tonight's draw against Portsmouth...

20 August 2019

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins views tonight’s 3-3 draw with Portsmouth as a valuable point gained.

The Sky Blues finished the game with just nine men however it was the performance after the dismissals that Robins was most pleased with.

He said: “We defended miles better with two men less and that has to be a lesson we look at and learn from.

“The way that all the individuals within the team defended when we lost the two men was nothing short of phenomenal.”

City started the game brightly and took the lead after just three minutes but soon after they became their own worst enemy and gifted possession away cheaply.

Robins said: “I thought we started off really brightly and scored a really good goal then we just seemed to get a little bit nervy, a bit anxious.

“We made a couple of mistakes that led to two goals and when they took the lead that really put us on the back foot.

“We were putting ourselves on the back foot, rather than it being anything that they did.”

With nine men the Sky Blues rallied late on and equalised with four minutes of normal time to play, an experience Robins wants the players to remember and learn from.

He said: “I have got to accept mistakes to a degree but not keep making the same ones.

“Hopefully we have learnt a massive lesson because what happened with nine men was nothing short of outstanding.”


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