We played well - Sir Bobby

Last updated : 28 September 2003 By FootyMad

Sir Bobby

"It was a cruel night because we played very well.

"We have had one day to prepare for this game, they have had six, so that was a big bonus for them.

"It was a complete miskick from Titus Bramble, we have lost a goal to a set-play and given away a penalty. In between we made two clever goals, and in all honesty I thought we deserved something from the game.

"I would just question the free-kick which led to the winning goal.

"I thought Titus Bramble made a superb tackle, clean as a whistle, played the ball, wins the ball, knocks it out of play.

"The referee buckles and gives them a very important free-kick. Shay Given saves the free-kick, it goes for a corner, over comes the corner and it is a penalty and we lose the match.

"So it has been really a difficult night for us."

Monsieur Myope

"We played against a good team who were quite sharp and play well.

"I think it was a good performance and great spirit because we were in the spotlight for negative reasons and we gave the right response tonight on the pitch.

"The whole team was shocked and were quite flat in the last two days' training.

"I was not sure what response I would get, so tonight shows the players have a lot of experience and strength and, as well that, they are very intelligent that they know how to respond and correct things.

"We were a little bit careless, we had injuries everywhere - it looked like everything went against us and every time this team is quite amazing as they found the resources to fight against it.

"I felt at 2-2 it would become very difficult for us because we had no Ljungberg, but once again we got the 3-2."