When Head Coach Tim Sherwood delivered his verdict on last night’s defeat at home to Manchester City, the club website was quick to move on and focus instead on this weekend’s game at Hull. The sending off of Danny Rose was cited as a turning point but would the outcome have been different but for that admittedly poor decision?
“I’m always totally honest and it was very difficult for us, even 11 against 11,” said Tim after his first league defeat in charge.
“They have top players and they come at you from all angles. You have to try to find a way to impose yourself on them but they are relentless. They just keep coming, time after time.”
Sherwood went on to praise the spirit in the club that reduced the deficit while down to 10 men.
“We showed spirit, we got a goal back to make it 3-1 and kept looking to go forward,” he added.” The crowd were magnificent, they really got behind us, but it wasn’t to be and the two late goals were disappointing. It is difficult when they move the ball around and you are chasing it all night.
“We have three days to recover and we have to get this out of our minds quickly. I’m sure we can get a positive result at Hull. Our away record has been excellent.”
We remain in fourth after the loss but are now three points adrift of Liverpool. Every game is vital now starting with that trip to Hull on Saturday.