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Artell: "Another Harsh Lesson For Us To Take Into Next Season"

28 April 2021

Delighted with performance but slightly disappointed that we didn't win the game.

David Artell says that there are many lessons to learn from our first season back in League One but none more so than taking chances when you are in top in games.

It would have been arguably a travesty if Crewe had not taken something from their excellent performance at Charlton last night. It needed an injury-time, second equaliser, from Owen Dale to salvage a point at the Valley when we had enough possession in the game to have been out of sight.

For all the superb football played by the Railwaymen, we didn’t test Ben Amos in the Charlton goal enough and had to settle for a point rather than the three that the all-round display probably deserved.

Artell appreciates that it is not the first time this season that we have given a really good account of ourselves against one of the top teams but only came away with a point.

He told crewealex.net: “We played really well again but came away with a point rather than the three we should of. We were terrific but there is still disappointment there because I thought we deserved to win the game.

“That is only my humble opinion and there may be others who do not see like that but I thought we were the better side on the night against a very good Charlton side.

“I think their defeat on Saturday was their first in something like 15, 16 games, so we know how good they are to do that at this level. They are coached and managed well and are now a really well run club with the new owners but we came here and get them a right game.

“There were tough moments for us in the game, but we kept on getting off the canvas and coming again. We showed great courage to get on the ball and cope when things got tough because they have some real good players.

“What we need to improve on is making sure we get those three points instead of one. We have played better than that and lost this season, so that is an area of improvement for next season. We have done that too many times, but the players get that.

He added: “When we deserve the three points, we need to take them.”


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