A week of misery for Santos
GEORGES Santos could be excused for wondering just who has broken a mirror or two and walked under half a dozen ladders, writes Derek Davis.If it was not the defender himself, then someone in the Blues squad must have done something to bring such bad luck.
GEORGES Santos could be excused for wondering just who has broken a mirror or two and walked under half a dozen ladders, writes Derek Davis.
If it was not the defender himself, then someone in the Blues squad must have done something to bring such bad luck. After dominating a game for the second time in a week Town ending up losing, despite twice hitting the woodwork. They then fell foul of a couple of dodgy decisions.
Santos said: "It is difficult to know what to say, we have had some terrible luck. We have done well again, just as we did on Tuesday. But bad luck and mistakes have hurt us.
"I know it will be painful for the fans as well and it will be hard to forget. We have sat down together and thought about what has happened and now we must put this game and Stoke out of our heads and look ahead. We have big games coming up and a chance for 33 points."
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The whole team reflected on what might have been after totally dominating City for the first half. Santos said: "It is unbelievable. We could have scored five goals in the first half.
"We have been a bit unlucky on at least three of them, but not to be ahead at half-time was really disappointing.
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"We wanted to carry on the way we were playing into the second half, and even when we went two down we started playing well again and had chances to score again.
"Really we should have won the game but we have lost again so it has been a bad week for us."
After suffering a gashed nose at Stoke and committing a calamitous error which led to The Potters' first goal, Santos could not avoid scoring an own goal giving Norwich a third goal.
He said: "There is no way that would have gone in. He was trying to cross it and I have tried to block it and it has gone in.
"That is typical of our luck. I'm sure if that had been Benty, for example, it would have gone out for a corner."
But Santos admitted it was not all down to misfortune as once again poor defending cost dear, which is something that everyone knows has to be rectified. He said: "It was a lapse in concentration in our defending once again. That put us under pressure again and opened it up for them. We have a tough game again on Saturday against Millwall so we have to train hard again this week to put things right."