Roberto Martinez

Defeat hard to take for Martinez

Roberto-MartinezRoberto Martinez says that the defeat to Spurs at White Hart Lane this afternoon is hard to accept.

The Blues boss said that his side are usually much better at imposing themselves on the game and that the two goals were down to defensive sloppiness.

Martinez said, “It’s one of those performances that is really difficult to take.

“it was a harsh result because we performed really well. We are away from home facing a side with real quality.

“But once we scored the first goal I thought for five or ten minutes we couldn’t impose ourselves and take the game away from Spurs.

“Then we were a little bit sloppy. The two goals are very fortunate breaks that go to the opposition and then we gave everything we had to get an equaliser.

“Then, for the penalty at the end, clearly the arm isn’t in a natural position and you feel that it is a day that none of  the breaks that you need sometimes are going to go in our favour.

“From our point of view we know we should have gone on and scored a second goal when we were one nil up.

“I felt the goals from their point of view were very fortuitous,

“I think it was more down to our lack of fluency rather than their pressure even though they try to press us really high up.  Normally we are a lot quicker and better to regroup.”

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