Barnsley 1-2 Reading: Post Match Reaction

“We didn’t get the first goal, and the first goal is massive in this league. We hit the bar and had a couple of chances, but we gave them a two goal lead. 
 
“They played great, don’t get me wrong. I thought they were a very good side, probably the best we’ve played so far. We’re disappointed because we know how hard it is to come back from being behind in this league. Then we got a great chance with the sending off and we gave everything, but they defended well.”
 
“We’re not going to blame the referee. We’re bothered about going behind and how we perform. It’s gone, we’ve moved on. We asked for the discipline in the second half because we knew the players could have lost their cool but they didn’t, they remained disciplined.”
 
“We had a couple of chances but we weren’t carving them open. It’s harder to carve a team open when they’re hanging on and defending as they did, and that’s why it is important that we get the first goal.”
 
"We dominated the ball which was pleasing, and tactically we wanted to keep winning the ball back as quickly as possible, which we did which was great, but they defended really, really well.
 
"We scored a good goal and had a few half chances but it just wasn't meant to be."


Paul was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk