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INTERVIEW: Conor Chaplin Reflects On Plymouth Result

The Striker scored his eighth goal of the season...

20 January 2019

Sky Blues striker Conor Chaplin was left frustrated after his eighth goal of the season wasn’t enough to secure at least a point for City at Home Park.

Chaplin’s superb free kick had given Mark Robins’ side the lead in the second half, but a double from ex Sky Blue Ruben Lameiras saw City leave empty handed

However, the goal scorer believes that they did more than enough to win the game.

He said: “When you score to go one up in the second half, you hope that will be enough to win the game, but they’ve got good players and that’s the frustrating thing because they’ve not created a clear-cut chance for their goals.

“It was just scrappy, and we weren’t first to the ball to clear it.

“He’s (Lameiras) just had a shot and one of them has had a deflection and that is just how it seemed to go today.

“We can’t keep doing that and expect to win games.”

Despite the defeat, Chaplin believes that the Sky Blues were dominant for large parts of the game, but a sloppy last half an hour cost them in Plymouth.

“I think for an hour we were really good today, but that’s not the point it’s a ninety-minute game.” He said.

“You can’t be good for an hour then slack for thirty minutes, then throw caution to the wind for the last five or ten minutes, that’s not how football works and you won’t get results if you do that.

“It’s disappointing that we haven’t won the game or even drawn it.”

Chaplin became the Sky Blues' top scorer against the Pilgrims, but was left disappointed that it didn’t count for much on the day.

“Its extremely frustrating because you expect that the goal will get us at least a point, but as I say you can’t expect to get anything out of the game when you’re not clearing balls.

“We’ve got to take that on the chin as the forward lads to score goals and put games to bed, and the defenders have got to take it on the chin and keep clean sheets when we come away to places like this.

“It’s not the case that were afraid to take shots in front of goal, that hasn’t entered my mind at all.

“We have to be on the front foot, not just while were pressing, but in the box, and things aren’t going to fall your way if you’re not on your toes."

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