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THE JOL VERDICT

Posted on 26 September 2006  - 12:00

Back at Spurs Lodge and preparing for Slavia Prague on Thursday, Martin Jol gave us his final thoughts on events at Anfield on Saturday...

Back at Spurs Lodge and preparing for Slavia Prague on Thursday, Martin Jol gave us his final thoughts on events at Anfield on Saturday...

YOU CAN’T can’t say we were controlling things against Liverpool but we were comfortable.

We had two chances in the first half, one great chance, didn’t put either of them away and then we had the opportunity with Jermaine Jenas in the second half. Of course, we didn’t score that either and in the same minute they scored. You can see it’s all about the minor mistakes causing big damage.

An example is the first goal when Gerrard had a one against one against Benoit Assou-Ekotto. We had to support Benoit because Gerrard is good in that situation and we couldn’t because we’d had a break and two midfield players had gone.

That’s when we have to think quicker, our transition must be 100 per cent and that’s what we have to learn. We do that on the training pitch, we try to be better and better. We have to be strong – physically strong and mentally strong.

I thought a 3-0 defeat was too much in the end, we should have scored and that’s been the problem. All we can do is keep spirits high because it’s a matter of luck as well sometimes. When you see the chances against Manchester United – 100 per cent chances – and the chances we created against Fulham, we can’t feel sorry for ourselves.

I don’t think it’s a big problem, perhaps we have a problem with the balance of the team with a couple of players out but the quality is there.

You have to work hard, be motivated, concentrate and if the spirit is good, the results will come.