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THE GAFFER TALKS ABOUT DEFENSIVE MINDED TEAMS

13 February 2015

Last time out, the Brewers were held to a 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

The players and management were left frustrated after Wimbledon went down to ten men but the Brewers couldn’t find a way past the two lines of defence. When asked if it was his most frustrating moment of his management career, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink said

“Last game was frustrating and we couldn’t get going to be honest.

“Their goalkeeper was taking a long time and their tactics were to slow us down as much as possible and then getting us on the break but they did it well.

“We are a little bit disappointed that the referee didn’t say anything about the goalkeeper so yes it was little bit frustrating.

“They had chances, we had chances…especially that first one hitting the post and then Ivan Calero had a chance after that.

“If you score early, it is a different game but I must say, we kept at it, we kept on trying and we kept knocking on the door and that is what you need to do.

“You need to stay focused and then it should open up.”

It is now being recognized by supporters that all teams to face the Brewers are approaching the game differently, by sitting back and inviting us on to them and giving us respect. However the Brewers boss isn’t worried by this approach.

“No I am not worried about it, I take it as a compliment to us and that is how you have to see it.

“We just have to find a way to break it down. If you are successful, teams are going to respect you but also find a way to beat you and majority of time, that way is to sit behind the ball and you have to be able to cope with it.”


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