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WATCH: LEAM RICHARDSON REACTS TO WIGAN ATHLETIC'S DRAW WITH PORTSMOUTH

26 August 2017

Assistant Manager reflects on dominant Latics getting pegged by late equaliser

  • Wigan Athletic and Portsmouth draw in Sky Bet League One.
  •  Assistant Manager Leam Richardson reflects on Portsmouth result
  • “Disappointing we couldn’t convert more but the lads gave everything” - Richardson

Wigan Athletic Assistant Manager Leam Richardson spoke after the draw at the DW Stadium between Latics and Portsmouth.

LR ON THE MATCH AS A WHOLE
It’s more points on the board, I’ll give Portsmouth credit, they worked very hard and our lads didn’t leave much on the pitch, barring the result I thought collectively we were very good today. We were frustrated we didn’t put away the chances we created and when it’s 1-0 you’re always living on a tightrope, but we’re unbeaten still, the lads gave everything and there were some good individual performances.

LR ON THE RED CARD
It’s disappointing, it’s a good learning curve for Chey, we’re 1-0 up, he doesn’t need to get involved, whether or not it’s the right decision, he gives the referee the decision to make. I thought the lads dug in really well after, they were very resilient and kept Portsmouth to a minimum.

LR ON CREATING CHANCES
We’ll be in tomorrow to work on our finishing…no, listen, you’re never concerned when you’re making chances, when you’re creative like we are, it’s just the final touch and on another day it can be different. Today, though, their keeper was outstanding, defensively, they stuck at it, so you have to give credit to the opposition and I thought our lads were good today to a man.

LR ON DIGGING DEEP
When you find yourself in certain situations, like we did when Chey left the field, the lads dug in and came together and they’ll take a lot of positives mentally from that they can cope, as they did down at MK Dons. Hopefully, though, it doesn’t happen too many times


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