Baker on why we have to learn to see a game out properly after Coventry nearly pull off comeback
April, but Baker says we should learn from the experience.thNeil Baker says the Crewe Alexandra players should learn from the events that occurred in stoppage time against Coventry when we conceded twice to make it a nervy climax. Crewe managed to hold onto to progress to the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final to face Southend United on Sunday 7
The club’s assistant manager told crewealex.net: “It was a crazy finish, absolutely crazy from us. We started showboating and didn’t play the Crewe way at all. We wanted them to get in behind them and play from there and we stopped doing that.
“Mark (Ellis) tried to be a bit clever with his header and it has gone in and then Duggy got a shove in the back and Leon Clarke has headed it in and then anything can happen. There wasn’t a problem until we ended the last five minutes. They understandably became a bit desperate and had nothing to lose, but we still looked fine.
“We almost let it slip and we have to learn from that and see a game out properly. Up to that point they had controlled the game and I thought we were the better side in the second half.
“We almost lost our lead and we would have lost it. Coventry wouldn’t have won from that position; it would have been us throwing it away.”