Who’d be a defender? Forwards make mistakes, midfielders make mistakes, but when the defence is at fault, there’s no hiding. As a former defender, Steve Bruce had comments on our failures at the back that raise some interesting questions …
We started so well but the goal just before half time killed us.
We still haven’t learned our lesson from the Stoke game, and we’ve talked about it before.
It was a simple lack of concentration from a corner and because of that we were deflated going in at half time.
I have to hold my hands up for the second goal – it was a wonder strike. But there’s a frustration there because we should have got something from the game.
If we don’t defend set pieces properly then we’re going to come unstuck. We know we’re not the biggest side but it was a lack of concentration that did for us.
We didn’t pick up Dawson, who’s their best header of the ball – for all our hard work, it’s happened again.
For me, that moment cost us the match.
I was pleased with some of our play, but we shouldn’t have lost the game and that’s the frustration.
We have to stay positive. I don’t think we should have lost the last three games but that’s the Barclays Premier League.
All the best,