Monday, October 20, 2014

It wasn't enough - Darko Milanic gives his Rotherham verdict

leedsunited.com 20/10/14
United head coach Darko Milanič has spoken of his disappointment after losing out to Rotherham on Friday night.
United came away from the New York Stadium with a 2-1 defeat and the head coach says his team tried but in the end it wasn’t enough.
“I am not happy but the team is also not happy with this situation,” said the head coach. “We fought on Friday and tried to play football but it wasn’t enough.
“At the beginning we did very well. We had the game under control and we had good possession. Our opponents were not dangerous, we were.
“We scored our goal and in the last few minutes of the first half they put crosses into our box and used long throws well and they put us under pressure.
“In the second half they started really well and put us under a lot of pressure. There was a lot of challenges in our box. This is a good style of football for them.”
After leading at half time Rotherham came out and dominated proceedings in the second 45 minutes.
“We knew that they would play with a lot of long passes, lots of crosses and play simple football,” said Darko.
“But we made a mistake and lost the ball before their second goal.
“Our midfield players didn’t have enough time to think on Friday night to play quickly. We had problems in midfield.”
Although the head coach is still searching for his first win he praised the effort shown by his side.
“I have to say that the players gave everything on Friday,” added the boss. “The team was 100% in the game.
“At 2-1 we had some good chances and shots. Adryan was very dangerous. He made good movement in between the lines.
“He played very well for 30 minutes and did a good job.”