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'We should’ve been out of sight'

Kevin O'Connor talks about dramatic 2-2 draw at Jersey Road

22 December 2017

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Kevin O'Connor spoke to iFollow in the moments after Brentford B recorded a 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Tuesday afternoon.

"I was really pleased with the second half," said Kevin. "They did exactly what we asked at half time and we should have scored more goals. So, what’s happened in the last ten minutes should have been irrelevant really. It’s disappointing but I’m proud at the same time.

"Unfortunately sometimes something goes against us and we tend to lose our organisation or we have little switch offs. It’s something we constantly work on and say to the boys.

"Manchester City are a quality team, you give them an inch and they are going to take the opportunities. They did that, so credit to them for staying in the game and getting the two goals to get the draw. As I say, we should’ve been out of sight by then."

The first half of the season has seen O'Connor's side win 15, draw three and lose seven. He admitted that he was happy with the turnover.

"Especially against the quality of opposition that we have faced. We are very pleased with that and we just need to keep building on that. We need to go and believe that we can win every game.

"Today we believed that we should have won the game, and we really should have done. Unfortunately we have drawn it."

Asked about the lessons he would take into 2018, Kevin said: "There are always lessons. Every game you have lessons. One of them will be if a team scores then they don’t score again, getting that determination to dig in and make sure you grind out results. When you play ever so well and deserve to win, you have to make sure you do win."

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