Felt physically sick last night mostly how we failed to stamp our authority on a game that I was convinced would be the total opposite to the first leg.
Didn’t take long to realise that the game last night was just a repeat with a consolation goal.
As proved many times this season, we have not been resilient, consistent, we can’t handle physicality or sustain a press, impose ourselves on teams who play to their strengths or maintain any concentration levels when it matters.
Outfought, outthought and outplayed.
Still disappointed but not surprised.
To get out of this league we need to go up via the automatics, which we would have done without lapses in concentration at critical times or f.ucking around with it at the back. We need to learn to beat struggling teams and we have been far to prepared to think we can play around teams and not have to get stuck in. The playoffs are a lottery.
You have to be on it from the off. Be relentless - you don’t get time to find the right blend in this division.