On one good stretch: We just didn’t do a good job of compacting the middle of midfield. We stayed too wide. Like I said, the first 15 minutes of the second half we did a decent job in terms of offensively holding the ball and knocking it around, but we didn’t even force their goalkeeper into a save. So that’s not enough.
Return of Barrett and addition of Craven: It helped us to have Barrett back, but it still wasn’t enough. You can tell he’s not game fit or game sharp – he hasn’t played in a while. Craven’s he’s going to give you some effort – he almost got on the end of the one cross from Tyrone Mears at the near post – but it’s asking a lot of him to step up and make a difference. Right now our offense is not enough.
On reaction to second goal: I’m extremely disappointed in our reaction. I thought our reaction there was very poor. They do a good job, and when there’s a free kick they argue with the referee and somebody behind the ball puts the ball down and puts it in play. And we kept looking at the referee, and ‘Oh, they’re arguing with the referee, so the ball’s not coming in play,’ and they caught us three or four times like that, and then when we take the goal we sort of put our heads down as well, and that’s the thing I’m really upset with with my team. That’s what I mean where the scoreline was to me a little bit deceiving, but it’s our fault because in this particular case we didn’t have the character and we allowed ourselves to get deflated at 2-1. Three-one shouldn’t have happened.
On returning players for DC: We’ll see…. We’re trying to be as healthy as possible going into next Friday.