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Rosler sites Vale game as 'best away performance'

13 November 2016

Head Coach reacts after narrow defeat

Uwe Rosler claimed Saturday’s performance against Port Vale was the ‘best away performance of the season’ despite narrowly losing 2-1.

Chris Long had opened the scoring after half-time for Town, but two late goals from Vale against the run of play condemned Rosler’s side to a third straight away league defeat.

And while his team struggled to get the ball over the line for a second goal, he thought that Vale were lucky to get a result out of that game.

“We created an unbelievable amount of chances,” said the Head Coach.

“In the first half, we had three or four and in the second we created a lot. It even came to a point where we had three against one and couldn’t score.”

“I think, Port Vale, they rode their luck today and like Father Christmas, they got a gift from us today, that’s for sure.”

The German also mentioned that he thinks the referee gave Port Vale the result after allowing the hand ball to count as the second goal.

“The second goal was a clear hand ball,” said Rosler.

“When you can’t get the ball over the line, make a mistake to get them back into the game, out of nothing, and then they score a handball.

“That makes it very hard for me, the players and everybody connected to Fleetwood Town Football Club to accept but that is life.”

But after their performance, Rosler said that he was happy with his side after the game as they created chances and ran the Vale defence ragged.

“I think it was terrific today, the way we played, with attacking, counter attacking football.

“The first shot they had, they scored and we assisted their goal.

“It’s difficult to accept, it’s difficult for us to keep our heads up but that’s exactly what we will do now.

“Let’s just not make this a habit of playing well and leaving the points on the road but today, from my point of view, was a very good game, unfortunately with the wrong result.”


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