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MANAGER REACTION: WYCOMBE WANDERERS (A)

7 December 2021

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink said he was disappointed with the manner of the goals that his side conceded during tonight’s 2-1 defeat away at Wycombe Wanderers.

The Brewers went in two goals behind at half time at Adams Park, leaving Hasselbaink’s side with an uphill battle in the leading into the second half.

“Wycombe are very good at what they are doing and we knew it was going to be a battle. They scored two goals exactly from the way we knew they were going to play, so it’s frustrating when we knew what to do about the way they played and had focused on it in advance,” said Hasselbaink.

“We talked about what went wrong during half time and we did better to deal with it in the second half, but the damage was already done and it makes everything much harder for yourselves.

“It’s two goals from long balls and losing possession – we know about turnovers and we got punished.

“It’s frustrating and we have to learn quick because we are getting punished from early mistakes. It’s difficult to accept because we know we can do better.”

The Brewers manager also believes that his side didn’t create enough chances in the final third this evening - something that he’s been pleased with in his sides performances in recent weeks.

“Over the whole match we didn’t test their goalkeeper enough or create chances in the final third where we have been good of late really good – with small passes, crosses and pull backs in behind to cause problems.

“We went with Aaron Amadi-Holloway tonight and we didn’t utilise him enough, but you have to give Wycombe credit because they put made us go long and we didn’t get the quality up top to him.

“Now face Rotherham – it is what it is – it’s going to be a similar game to tonight, but hopefully we do it a lot better.”


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