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Boss: "We Have To Improve On Such A Low Quality Performance"

24 January 2022

David Artell says that his Crewe Alexandra side have to put a ‘low quality performance’ at Cambridge quickly behind them if we are going to get back on track to survive in League One. The Alex boss was left fuming after his side lost narrowly 1-0 to Cambridge on Saturday thanks to Adam May’s deflected effort that looped over Dave Richards in the Crewe goal.

The Alex boss was livid by the standard of his team’s overall display at the Abbey Stadium, describing it as a ‘terrible game to watch’

With results also going against us on the day, the defeat leaves Crewe six points away from safety and Fleewood also have a game in hand.

Artell told the club’s official website: “I thought it was a terrible game to watch. We can only effect what we can effect and the onus was on us. We didn’t want to pass the ball and that was the most disappointing thing.

“We just whacked it and didn’t look to pass it. I told them if they just want to whack it up to the forwards then don’t expect to win many football matches and don’t expect to play football here because I won’t pick you.

“That is not our way and not our game and the winning goal came came from our mistakes in possession and that just added to the frustrations of the afternoon.

“I don’t know the exact number of turnovers in the game but I would say they are extremely high.

He added: “I told them don’t get kidded on by the last 15, 20 minutes when we had a lot of possession and passed it. They could have done that in the opening 15, 20 minutes if they had wanted to but they didn’t.”

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