Sabri post-Hull | "A bad result, but not a bad performance"
Sabri Lamouchi spoke to the press following a narrow defeat to Hull City on Saturday afternoon.
“It’s a big frustration tonight because it’s a bad result, but not a bad performance,” Sabri began “Unfortunately, we are in a bad moment. We need to be more patient, more pragmatic to do the simple things, to take the right decisions at the right time and to score when they give us opportunities to score. That’s why we’re really disappointed, frustrated and we have to work.
“Our performance was not so bad. I liked the last 25 minutes of the first-half and the spirit in the second one, but it wasn’t enough to make the difference. We should be aggressive in two boxes, more killer in two boxes, so don’t give them the possibility to win the duels in our box and in theirs, to put the ball in. Football is small details.
“I’m looking at my players, my team and how we can get out of this situation. We’re disappointed with the result, but not with the performance.”
In the second period, Lamouchi introduced new signing Sory Kaba for his first City appearance, operating in a front two with fellow attacker Kion Etete.
Commenting on the deadline day recruit’s performance, Sabri added: “It was the first time with a new partner and a new team. Of course, he created a chance at the end, but we hope he will be better next week and game after game.”
After the narrow defeat, Sabri concluded by expressing his and his squad’s desire to have an upturn in form.
“Nobody wants to go down and we will fight until the last game and the last day, because we believe in our players, our team and our club. The goal is to put three teams behind us, but we need to fight. We have 16 cup finals between now and the end of the season.
“When you care about something - you have to run, fight and do what you have to do. The situation is not comfortable.
“We have 16 games left. The players know the situation. We played much better than last time but we need more. We need to be more aggressive in the two boxes. We need to be a killer. Nobody will give up goals or points in this league and we can't either. We have to work all together to get out of this.”