Boss encouraged to see players putting bodies on the line for the cause
Interim Crewe Alexandra boss, Alex Morris, has told the club’s official website that it was ironic that after withstanding all that early pressure at Hillsborough, the game would be decided by a penalty.
Crewe had to ride their luck at times with the confident Owls missing some really good chances in the opening 20 minutes and then towards the end of the game, but Morris was pleased with the commitment of his players to keep the ball out of our net.
Morris told crewealex.net: “It was rather ironic wasn’t it that after all the pressure we had to withstand and we knew we would have to withstand pressure playing away at Sheffield Wednesday, the only goal of the game came from a penalty.
“We rode our luck at times, especially in that opening period when their intensity was just too much for us, but they haven’t managed to score in open play. That was a bit of luck coming our way but also because we produced some terrific blocks, interceptions and defended our box really well.
“We knew that we would have to defend a lot of crosses with the wing-backs and players they have in the final third of the pitch but I was pleased with the way we did that.
“It is two games and we are a work in progress and we know there are things to work on. We have to be more creative in the final third and get more shots off and that is something that I and the staff are very keen to improve in our play, but there was still a lot to be pleased about.
“I would never accept a defeat but there is a manner of a defeat and the players gave everything they had.”