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THE VERDICT Pep on MK Draw

Match reaction as the U's draw

4 September 2017

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Manager Pep Clotet was left ruing late chances as his side left Milton Keynes with one point when three had been there for the taking on Saturday. A fine goal from Rob Hall looked to have set United on the way but the home side came back into the game and Pep was not convinced that a draw was the right result in the end:

“I’m not sure” he told iFollow. “We left the pitch pushing to get the three points and we had the last few chances which were really clear. The 3,000 fans here were outstanding and helping us try to get the three points. Unfortunately we couldn’t win so we take the point. As we said last week every point counts, every point matters and they are all the same value at the end of the season.

“It takes a lot of effort, hard work and time to build a project together with a group of players with the same identity and the same ideas. Slowly they are doing that on the pitch. I thought our performance was much better than the previous Saturday, and we were strong when winning on Tuesday, so the team is growing. We are still not at the point yet where we can do it for longer but we are very optimistic and these sort of performances only give us encouragement.

“We have two home games now so we will keep focussing on improving the way we perform and the way that we play, trying to keep building and keep pleasing the fans with the good football that we like to play. That’s football that is giving us points, even though this is just the beginning of the project, which is always the most difficult moment. We have new faces who will be part of the group and we are all motivated to keep things going and keep making progress.”

See the full interview, all 90 minutes of the game and the thoughts of Joe Rothwell in iFollow.


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