Speaking after the 2-1 defeat to Dagenham & Redbridge, Teddy Sheringham told us the team needs to improve all over the pitch and dig themselves out of their recent run of bad form.
“Again it’s becoming a bit of a habit isn’t it, coming out and saying we weren’t good enough. We are struggling as a team, we’ve played some nice stuff but we need to do better all over the pitch, it’s as simple as that. It’s tough going at the moment.”
After a goalless first half, two goals in a matter of minutes from Jamie Cureton and Ashley Chambers gave the Daggers a commanding advantage, whilst adding to Boro’s trend of conceding second half strikes.
“We said at half time, I don’t think they knew the statistics, but I said to them ‘do you know how many goals you’ve let in in the second half?’ There was a deathly response and I think it was 16/17 up to that point, so there’s a couple more for us to add to our tally."
After Ben Kennedy scored an 82nd minute penalty to halve the deficit, Boro pushed forward but created little to challenge Liam O’Brien in the visitors goal.
“We probably had one chance, a great ball in from Ben, two lads on it, maybe one of them could’ve got a little flick. It’s the perfect ball that you’re looking for when you’re losing 2-1 with a couple of minutes to go but you know, it’s not meant to be at the moment. We’ve got to dig ourselves out of it.
“I’m downbeat but you can’t expect me to come out here and be laughing and joking. It hurts, it hurts, I don’t like losing. I’m not sure it’s the same with everybody in that dressing room so I need to work that out.”
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