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Artell:"We Showed That We Are A Good Team But We Can Still Pass The Ball Better Than We Did Second Half"

18 February 2020

Decisions aside, Crewe Alexandra boss David Artell felt his side stopped passing the ball after Plymouth Argyle equalised on Saturday. Crewe had led through Harry Pickering’s stunning strike but the Pilgrims fought back to win the game with a controversial penalty award deciding the top of the table clash.

Artell was obviously disappointed with the three key decisions in the game and he was also unhappy with aspects of his side’s second half performance.

Artell told the club’s official website: “I thought the better team lost and there were a lot of positives to take from the performance.

“The one criticism I would have is that we didn’t pass the ball as well as we can after their goal. We tried to invent the wheel.

“We should have been out of sight in the first half with the penalties and the chances across the box we had.  

“The chance Chris (Porter) missed was a game changer and he held his hands up afterwards.

“We showed that we are a good team and I don’t think there will be many sides that will go to Plymouth and play like we did, so there is solace in that and on another day, we would got three points, never mind one, so to lose it in the circumstances we did was tough.

“But we move on and go on from there.”

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