Speaking after today’s 3-1 home defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, manager Teddy Sheringham rued his side’s inability to take their chances.
He told us, “We started the game very well again, for 10 mins and had chances but didn’t take them.
“We looked decidedly shaky at the back and that cost us goals that put us out of the game in a 20 minute period where they were quite ruthless and unlike us, got themselves in front and then played the game from there.”
“It’s happened before that we’ve had good possession, good chances and good play in the first 10-15 minutes but not taken our chances. Games change with goals. We’re not taking our chances and it’s a problem for us. It puts pressure on you without a doubt. If you don’t take your chances when you have good time with the ball you’ll put pressure on you. Your defence can’t hold out and when they’re not performing at their best, that’s what is going to happen.”
Falling two goals behind, Teddy made a first half sub with Armand Gnanduillet replacing Mark Hughes as Boro looked to go more attacking. Explaining the sub the manager told us, “It needed a shake-up really. It could have been any one of four we changed at the back.
“I was a little bit concerned about their team shape. When you have two different systems playing against each other you do tend to get lots of chances and I didn’t really want that against Dagenham. I wanted to get against them, we weren’t getting against our players, we weren’t getting against our man-markers. It’s whoever gets in front and takes their chances first and they did that in quick succession to really put us on the back foot.”
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