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Artell: "We Have To Get Over Set-Backs Quicker"

26 September 2017

Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell believes that his players have to handle set-backs on the pitch better.

Artell was damning in his verdict of his side’s performance against Carlisle United at the weekend and says that he wants to see more resilience than he did in our 5-0 defeat.

Ahead of our mid-week trip to Wycombe Wanderers, Artell told the club’s official web-site: “We cannot have five, six, seven games of feeling for ourselves. We have to do something about it. We have to dust ourselves off and go again.

“We have to embrace the challenge and say this is another game, let’s get back to it. We have to show more resilience than we did on Saturday.

“We have actually started the last two games pretty well but when the opposition score the first goal, it has knocked the stuffing out of us. We are still in the game and although it is a blow to concede the first goal the game is far from over. It is far from over even if we score the first goal.

“There is nothing in the game. Even when we were 2-0 down at Exeter, we were still in it until they scored the third one in the final 10 minutes. They have got to have that belief.

“If we don’t react the right way after going a goal down then it is going to be a long, hard, tough season.”


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