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Artell: "We Have To Cope Better In Adversity"

14 November 2017

Alex boss David Artell believes that his Crewe Alexandra side are struggling to cope with adversity. Crewe impressed in the first half against Lincoln City at the weekend, but were pegged back five minutes into the second half and ended up losing 4-1 at Gresty Road.  

Artell says that the players have to overcome set-backs a lot better and show that determination and belief to turn things around.

David told the club’s official website: “It was a disappointing second half from us and we know that it cannot continue like that. We cannot play well in one half and not the other.

“I do know that that the staff and the players are determined to get it right. They have to cope with adversity better. That is such a big thing.

“They are being affected by things too much in the game, be it a refereeing decision, an injury, the opposition changing their formation or tempo or a goal going against us.

“If it happens, it is never all lost. They have to know that there is plenty of time to get back into it. It takes two minutes to have a right go and score a goal again.

The boss added: “When it went to 1-1 after 50 minutes on Saturday, it wasn’t disastrous. We had to ride the storm better, play in their half more and ride the storm but it was like we never recovered.”

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