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INTERVIEW: Luke Tisdale Bristol City Reaction

City slip to defeat against the Robins...

3 November 2020

Sky Blues Under-23s Head Coach, Luke Tisdale was left frustrated following the final whistle, as his side fell to a 1-0 defeat against Bristol City at the Alan Higgs Centre.

The Sky Blues were in control for the majority of the game and created some clear chances towards the end of the first half, but were left disappointed when the Robins found the back of the net with a strike from outside of the area by Sam Pearson.

Looking back on the game, City were left to rue missed opportunities, as they were unable to get back into the game.

Speaking after the final whistle, Tisdale spoke of his frustration and the importance of the City youngsters taking their chances.

“It’s frustrating. We created some really big chances in the first half and that game pretty much sums up our season at home so far.

“We dominate possession and create clear-cut chances and again we haven’t taken them.

“They go up the other and to be fair to them and to the lad their striker has scored a good goal, but we spoke in the pre-match about getting first contact on the long balls and then making sure we get the second contact and we didn’t get either and then he wins the ball and smashes it into the top corner.

“It’s frustrating because that’s something we had worked on preventing and for that to happen in the game it’s just really frustrating like I said.”

The week previously, City had ran-out three-nil winners away at Watford, showing a ruthlessness in front of goal on the road.

However, at home this season, City have picked up just one points, scoring one goal in three games, despite being the better side in each game.

Tisdale told how his side need to start finding the back of the net and putting games to bed to ensure they aren’t left thinking what could’ve been after the final whistle.

“We could have probably won by more at Watford the other week when we’ve scored three and I know it’s a cliché, but if we don’t take our chances then we’re not going to win games of football.

“It blocks the pathway going forward for them in their development, so we need to take that on the chin and learn from it quickly.

“There shouldn’t be a lack of confidence, finishing is basic technique and if  we highlight the ones we’ve not taken over the course of the season in our home games there will be some lads that are really disappointing.

“It’s our job as a team to create chances and score goals and at the moment we’re not doing the end part and that’s three home games we should’ve won now and we’ve only got one point and it isn’t good enough.”

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