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Artell: "We Need To Be A Lot Better In Possession"

15 November 2021

Back out on the training ground to work on exploiting the opposition more and cutting out those costly individual mistakes.

David Artell has told the club’s official website that it will back on to the training ground for a week of trying to eradicate costly mistakes and making us more threatening in possession.

The Alex suffered a 10th defeat of the season on Friday evening as Bolton Wanderers' quick start to the second half saw us concede two goals before 10 minutes had elapsed.

That gave Crewe an uphill struggle to try and get back into the game, but we did have some decent chances with league debutant Zac Williams having a header saved, substitute Scott Kashket presented with an opportunity after the Bolton goalkeeper Joel Nixon had allowed a long ball escape from his grasp and Madger Gomes hit the inside of the post in injury time.

The 2-0 loss at the University of Bolton Stadium leaves the Alex bottom of the table and six points from safety having played a game more.

Artell told “Playing on a Friday night can ruin the weekend and the result ruined it. We have a week now out on the training ground. We have the Cheshire Senior Cup on Tuesday but we have time to go over certain things.

“We have got to be better in possession. We have got to spot the times when we can exploit the opposition and take it. We can’t play safe or hold on to the ball and we have got to improve on that and quickly.

“We also have to cut out individual mistakes. They are proving costly. We were very much in the game and then within ten minutes of the second half we had made two catastrophic mistakes and that was the game. 

He added: “If we hadn’t made those two mistakes then we could well have gone on and got a result. We had frustrated them and the longer it had gone on, the more it would have become open and they would have to have taken more risks, but we shot ourselves in the foot.”  

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