Boss frustrated by defeat at Loftus Road but keen to move on to next Sky Bet Championship challenge.
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Wigan Athletic manager Paul Cook told iFollow Latics of his frustration as QPR ran out 1-0 winners at Loftus Road on Saturday afternoon.
Speaking post-match, Cook said:
“Without a shadow of a doubt we are frustrated but that’s football, it’s been a tough week for us with Forest at home, Stoke away and now coming to QPR and we’re disappointed today, but that’s something we have to manage. I speak all the time about managing disappointment and, in this division, it is never far away, none more so than today – that’s for sure.
“Great credit to QPR, I was here on Tuesday night to watch them against Bristol City and they had a very rough night because they were the better team before Bristol City scored. Today, they scored first and went on to win the game and credit to Steve and his players for that.
“We had our moments in the game but probably a draw would have been a fair result.”
The game’s controversial moment came in the first-half when Tomer Hemed scored for the hosts, despite what looked to be a foul on Chey Dunkley.
On that decision and moment, Cook added:
“We were doing smashing in the game, goals change games and the whole complex of the game changes on that goal.
“It is hard as a manager because you do get upset and angry and you want to know why decision hasn’t gone our way but, like I say, the disappointing thing is that wasn’t a hard decision, it was a simple decision. That’s the disappointment for me and my players.
“It is a tough league, there are no games where you turn up and you just win, Rotherham is the next challenge and that is one we look forward to.”