Steve Morison

Morison post-Millwall | We need to be better

Match Reports
Steve Morison spoke to the press following the Bluebirds’ defeat to Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

“If one of those chances goes in, then it’s a different game,” Steve began. “It was a set-piece that changed the course of the game; they’re the best in the league at set-plays, so it was always going to be a tough ask. We dealt with it on the whole, pretty well.

"They scored the goal, it changed the course of the game and it was difficult for us to come back from. We haven’t managed to do that yet, come from a goal behind, so we need to be better at it.

“We have to defend set-pieces, we have to be better. We always knew it was going to be tough today with that situation, but on the whole, we defended it well, but it was just that poor moment.

"A couple of minutes before, Mark Harris has hit the post, so we could have been 1-0 up and it’s a different game.”

Mark Harris

City hit the woodwork twice through Sheyi Ojo in the opening period, turning the ball onto the post from Niels Nkounkou’s delivery, before substitute Mark Harris curled onto the post following his introduction to the field.

The Bluebirds boss expressed that the result was one of fine margins, stating: “I’m not worrying about the fact that we’ve only had two draws in our last five, we’re looking at performances. On the whole, today wasn’t good enough.

"For example, you can’t say that the Luton performance wasn’t good, because it was good and we lost the game. We need to get rid of this soft underbelly that we’ve got when we concede and fight back.

“There were chances for both sides. They had a couple of moments in the first half and we had a couple of moments in the second half. We hit the post and they go down the other end and score, so it’s a game of fine margins.

"Every game, while it’s 0-0, you’re in it and you have an opportunity, while it’s 1-0, you’re still in it, but the second goal is the most disappointing thing out of all of them.”

Watch Steve’s press conference in full on Cardiff City TV.