Wednesday, May 16, 2012

"We gave them the game"

Coach David Booth speaks to the Singapore press after the match
Phnom Penh Crown coach David Booth wasn't at all happy with his team's defending in their 4-3 defeat at the hands of Tampines Rovers in the RHB Singapore Cup tie played at Clementi Stadium. After the match he commented: "They didn't win it, we gave them the game. We gave away four goals, easy goals. We had a job to do, we've worked for three days on what to do and how to do it and we've just not done it, and handed them two goals in a minute at the end of the 1st half. Other than that we've come back, tried to make a game of it and then given them the last goal again by not doing the job and the work I've asked them to do. If we can't do the job, don't go inside the field.
I was pleased we went out and showed some spirit and some pressure, but we got back to 3-3 and then gave a soft goal away again. It defies all the work we've put in. It's soul-destroying for some players who are working so hard. I just felt we've thrown the game away when we had a chance to do something. It's very disappointing really."

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