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THE VERDICT: Karl Robinson On Coventry Defeat

U's boss on 2-1 loss to the Sky Blues

10 September 2018

Oxford United Manager Karl Robinson believes his side should have got at least a point out of Sunday’s game against Coventry, but didn’t get the rub of the green as they lost 2-1.

“We should have got something out of it” he told iFollow and the SKY cameras after the game “but just at this moment when we miss a chance from a corner, and I’m not sure how it missed, they go up the other end, a deflection goes in our goal and theyn then get a penalty. It almost seems unfair in a way but that’s just the way it is right now.”

The U’s did hit back through a Jon Obika goal but a late charge didn’t finds an equaliser, leaving Karl to reflect on a poor start to the second half that ultimately cost his team the game.

“I was disappointed in a 20 minute spell in the second half when we were atrocious” he admitted.

“We lost our shape and our discipline and we found it hard to shake that off. We have to be stronger mentally and deal with the ups and the downs in a game. Today our best attacking players found it difficult. But for large parts we were comfortable in the game .

“I didn’t feel in any way as if we were going to lose the game, but they win it with a deflection and a penalty. No complaints about the decision for the penalty, it was sloppy and we could have done better. But we have to be stronger, starting at Wycombe in our next game.”

See the whole interview plus the thoughts of Jon ObIka, plus match highlights, all in iFollow right now.

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