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REACTION: Pep on Blackpool

Manager thanks fans for support

18 September 2017

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Manager Pep Clotet admitted that a poor start cost his Oxford United side at Blackpool on Saturday when a below par performance saw United lose 3-1.

“The result went away from us in the first half because it was very difficult for us to get back into it from two goals behind” Pep told iFollow. “We struggled to find a flow and a tempo in our play, something we had in our previous games.

“In the second half we tried to stretch it and find more space, especially for our midfielders and we did get back into it a little at 2-1 but it was not enough. I didn’t get angry at half time I just reminded them that we know what we want and it was just a case of going out there and shaking the game a little bit. This group of players has a lot of football in them and they feel a lot for the club and wanted to put it right in the second half so you just support them as much as you can and let them play as they can.

“Unfortunately it didn’t go our way today but we learn our lessons and move on. This is just the start for us still.

“The fans outnumbered the Blackpool fans and we are sad that we kind of ruined what should have been a fantastic weekend for them. I’m sorry for them in the name of the team but their support was outstanding until the end.”

Se the full interview plus videos with Mike Williamson and scorer James Henry, along with extended highlights or the full match, all in iFollow.


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