Boss reflects on Brentford stalemate.
- We had decent opportunities
- A good second-half reaction
- We have to analyse and go again on Tuesday
Latics boss Uwe Rosler felt his side showed a good reaction in the second-half to go close to defeating his former club Brentford in Saturday’s 0-0 draw at the DW Stadium.
Both sides had chances in the game with Rosler admitting the Bees were the better side in the first-half whilst his players were stronger in the second.
And, in assessment, the German boss felt the game evened out and the draw was a fair result.
“In the first-half, Brentford were clearly the better team,” Rosler said. “We looked quite poor to be honest but, having said that, we had two or three very good chances.
“In the second-half, the boys showed a good reaction, we evened the game out and we looked like a team who would win the game.
“We had two or three decent opportunities as the game went on and overall I think the point is a fair result.”
Rosler was pleased with the way his side adapted to a quick change in tactics at half-time, an adjustment that showed as Latics saw more of the ball in the second 45 minutes.
However, he feels his side still have a lot to do.
“I think against Brentford it was better than Forest because in the first-half Brentford played very well,” he added.
“It was good character from the boys because sitting in the dressing room at half-time, we had been outplayed.
“So to come back, after adjusting and changing the game-plan a little bit - which worked for us much better was good, but still a lot of things to do.”
And now Rosler is looking ahead to Tuesday’s clash with Ian Holloway’s Millwall, who travel to the DW Stadium on the back of a 3-3 draw with Wolves at the Den.
“We’re all a little bit disappointed because we wanted to win the game,” Rosler continued. “We have to analyse now and go again on Tuesday.
“Tuesday is a good chance for us, I think we have to entertain and produce better results at home – Tuesday gives a good opportunity to do that.”