Gaffer honest in reflection of disappointing cup exit.
Uwe Rosler offered an honest reflection to press following Tuesday’s 2-1 Capital One Cup first round defeat at Burton Albion.
The German boss told the press that he was disappointed with the character of his side, stating the Brewers’ first-half injury time leveller as key in the swing of momentum in the game.
“A minute before half-time we invited them onto us and gave them a way back into the game,” Rosler explained.
“We gave the free-kick away just before half-time and we lost our momentum from that moment onwards.
“It took us 15 minutes to get going this evening but after that we controlled the game and passed the ball with a much better tempo up until the 45th minute.
“I think for the team we had out there and the experience, we’d have liked a bit more character, determination and a will to win – we had to be more decisive in both boxes.”
On a positive note, Rosler was pleased with Marc-Antoine Fortune’s goal on his 50th appearance for the club whilst the 60 minutes Shaun Maloney managed to get under his belt could prove vital as the Scot steps up his fitness.
“I thought Marc-Antoine Fortune did well, he got a good goal, he was a good performer on the day,” he continued.
“Shaun Maloney played 60 minutes, his first start after seven weeks, it was a good workout for him but after we took him off I thought we made too many mistakes on the ball.”
But Rosler did praise the hosts, who raised their game to progress to the second round.
“A lower league team raised their standards and worked for 90 minutes and we got hurt because of that,” Rosler added.
“Burton did well in terms of sitting deep and forcing us into mistakes but the way we used the ball wasn’t good enough.
“With the team we put out we felt we had enough strength in depth to win the game.”