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LAST WORD: Karl on Wycombe Defeat

U's boss realistic after 1-0 loss

10 October 2022

Club News

LAST WORD: Karl on Wycombe Defeat

U's boss realistic after 1-0 loss

10 October 2022

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Boss Karl Robinson praised the work ethic of his players but was realisitic about criticism that came the U’s’ way after a 1-0 defeat at home to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

“It was a kick in the balls in some ways” he said. “ I don’t think my players shirked any responsibility today. They gave absolutely everything. We had 28 shots at goal, we were consistently in their half. People talk about keeping the ball but not going forward; I think we went forward more this afternoon than in any other game this season.

“The criticism will come my way, I’ll take that because I’ve been around long enough to know that’s coming. This is a tough time but in some ways when you come through those tough times you come through in a better place. I won’t wallow in self pity. People who know me know this will be making it difficult but those people also know how hard we will all be working to put it right.

“I don’t think you saw a team out there today that wasn’t working hard. You saw a team that should have won the game. You look at that and the Charlton and MK Dons games, our last three, we have been far and away the better team but got one point for that. It’s not acceptable, I’m not pretending it is, but the dominance in possession, shots, corners and crosses is very evident and very clear.

“But equally we can’t keep saying that. I’m not silly. My position gets questioned because the results aren’t good enough. Right now things are just not falling our way and that’s something we are finding very difficult.”

The game was overshadowed by a medical incident in the crowd with a supporter rushed to hospital and the first half held up by 45 minutes.

“Obviously when it occurred we didn’t want to go back on the pitch until we knew he was OK and on his way to hospital” Karl said. “Once we had that confirmed and the ambulance had gone we carried on and we send all of our love to him and his family.”

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