Barnsley 1-2 Blackpool: Post Match Reaction

“I’m flat to be honest and a bit disappointed and gutted that we can’t have a cup run. It’s only looking at the stats that we did have more opportunities that I thought in the game.
 
“But we still didn’t do enough to win it so I’m just disappointed we’ve not got through.
 
“From a personal point of view, I’m no different to anyone else, you’d love to have a cup run and we saw what it did for us last year, albeit a different competition.
 
“It’s gone now though and we focus on two Yorkshire derbies coming up.
 
“That game will take care of itself in terms of energy and atmosphere. 
 
“We might have to consider it with the starting players and the subs that we make because we want to finish the game just as strong as we start.
 
“The adrenalin and atmosphere for Saturday’s game and the live cameras will make sure everyone’s right.”
 
“You have to credit Blackpool because they did make things difficult for us and we had to be really patient with the ball.
 
“They protected the space in front of their back four probably the best a team we’ve played against and they’d have probably come with that mentality to sit in and defend but they did it really well and starved our strikers of the ball.
 
“We did get some opportunities but for me it was a frustrating night and going behind didn’t help us, if we nick a goal and go in front it’s a different story,” 
 
“We’ve just not played well enough, you take the cup games in isolation because they don’t have any bearing on the league whatsoever. 
 
“It’s a different mindset against different opposition, one-off games so we take them out of the equation, but Fulham were better than us and I thought we were second-best.”

Hecky was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk