John McCormick writes. It’s a bank holiday, so no post delivered. Never mind, after the match Gus went out of his way to drop in a hand-written note to M Salut, and possibly some other supporters. This is what it said:
A wonderful goal opened up the game, before we made a little mistake allowing Jovetic to have an impact and score.
We didn’t recover quickly and at 2-0 it looked like a long way for us to come back, but then we started going forward and creating chances, which gave the team confidence on the ball.
When we scored at 2-1 I knew we had a chance of coming back.
It was a key moment at 2-2 but we needed to go back to basics and do the right things at the back, but unfortunately we didn’t do that.
Costel [Pantilimon] made four or five fantastic saves.
We took a risk and we have to say we were brave enough when we had half an hour to go for it to try and score the goals that would get us back into the game.
The goal from Toure today was impossible to stop, the second is from close range and the Frank Lampard header is also difficult to save – Pantilimon kept us in the game right until the end.
We need to find the balance in the team so that we defend well and be solid, but at the same time be able to go forward and create chances so that balance creates plenty of opportunities.
Thanks for your support,
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