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Artell: "We Didn't Show Enough To Get Back Into The Game"

8 February 2021

David Artell has told the club’s official web-site that his Crewe Alexandra side ‘did not do enough’ to get back into the game against Peterborough at the weekend. Crewe were beaten 2-0 by Darren Ferguson’s Posh after giving away two almost identical goals in the first half.

It gave the Alex a mountain to climb in the second half and although we had good periods of possession we failed to really trouble the Peterborough goalkeeper, Christy Pym, on too many occasions.

Artell told us: “We didn’t do enough it was as simple as that. We didn’t do enough to get back into the game and some of our decision making was suspect on the day.

“We asked the players to use their brains and to get into positions that the opposition do not like, but we didn’t do that nearly enough. We didn’t do that well enough and ask them enough questions.

“Our positioning cost us the two goals for a start and it needed to be better all over the pitch. Of course, it was difficult to gain too much control in the game because of the state of the pitch. It was difficult to retain possession for long periods of time but that is both sides and don’t think I am using that as an excuse. I am just saying it was difficult to put a number of passes together.

“The players know. We have to do better if we have aspirations. “

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