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"WE GAVE OUR ALL." - JOE GELHARDT

14 February 2019

England youth international Joe Gelhardt speaks of his pride for his team mates following Latics' FA Youth Cup exit.

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  • "We're disappointed, but we've still got the chance to win three trophies." - Joe Gelhardt.

Speaking after the Under 18s' narrow 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in the FA Youth Cup fifth round on Wednesday evening, England youth international Joe Gelhardt reflected on the contest...

"On another day we could have got something but the lads have done well and we’ve done ourselves proud tonight.

"They were clinical and we can't take that away from them. We should have scored a few ourselves, but we weren't as clinical as them in front of goal.


“A few decisions didn’t go our way with Charlie Jolley’s goal and a few deflections that didn’t go our way, my shot at the end just went over.

“We were unlucky, we gave our all and all of the lads did well."

Latics knocked out category one academy side Wolves and category two side Hull City on their way to the fifth round, something Gelhardt says his team mates should be proud of, and with three trophies still up for grabs, he wants to use the experience to ensure success this season.
"We've played two big category one teams and a category two team.

“We dominated Hull and we got a good win against Wolves so we were confident coming into this one but it just wasn’t our day.
 
"The lads are disappointed at the moment, but we've still got the chance to wins three trophies. We'll pick ourselves up and carry on working hard."

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