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Artell: "We Were Better Than I Thought"

27 February 2017

Boss says he was a little harsh on his players after going through the Stevenage DVD again.

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell believes he was a bit harsh on his players after watching a re-run of Saturday’s game. Crewe’s unbeaten run of three games came to an end after an in-form Stevenage kept their Play-Off places alive with a 2-1 win at Gresty Road. Artell says it is the most disappointed and frustrated he has felt after a game so far in his managerial career.

Artell told “Watching the game back on the DVD over the weekend I think I was a little bit harsh on the players afterwards. When I watched it back there was nothing in the game.

“We have made mistakes from two set-pieces and that has given us a mountain to climb. We can’t be 2-0 down before we start to play and we have spoken about that. Some of them spoke up about it and that’s good. I welcome that and it is all constructive to make us better.

“The conceding from set-plays does worry me and it is something we have to eradicate because it is costing us points and games.

“Overall on Saturday, we have matched a team that a point outside the play-off places and I didn’t think Ben had too many saves to make over the 90 minutes.

He added: “It is the most frustrated I’ve felt after a game because I felt it was there for the taking for us. Watching it back on the DVD I was more pleased with the performance than I initially thought at the time.”

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