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MANAGER'S VERDICT: ROTHERHAM

11 December 2021

JIMMY Floyd Hasselbaink thought the 3-1 result at Rotherham was harsh on his side and the manager believes the Brewers deserved something from the game.

Albion created chances and took the game to the home side in the second half but a back pass that Ben Garratt caught resulted in a fee kick and a killer goal for Rotherham

Hasselbaink said: “Away from home this was the best performance in a while what cost us today was too many individual mistakes.

“We have a young team but eventually we need to learn from these mistakes. As soon as we get a grip on that, and we don’t give silly opportunities away, we will be a very good team.

“It’s normal to give the ball away in advance areas but when it comes back we are ball watching. When we are playing in their final third, a good team’s defenders are already thinking where do I need to be when we lose the ball.

“These are learning things, you get better with experience. Unfortunately, we are being punished at the moment. That’s football. There’s no room for error at the moment so we have to make sure it doesn’t happen, make sure that when we are attacking X amount of players are thinking of defending.”

The back pass that cost Albion the points was unfortunate, but Hasselbaink had no complaints.

“I have seen them given and if it had happened to us, I would have wanted it.”

The Rotherham first goal may also have been out of play before the cross came in.

Hasselbaink said: “I haven’t seen it and can’t comment but several people are asking me about it so I will have a look at that.”


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