Ipswich Town boss responds after reading negative comments about the Blues’ win at Wigan Athletic
Mick McCarthy has had his say over the comments made, namely by Wigan manager Uwe Rosler, following the Blues’ 2-1 victory against the Latics on Monday night.
Town played some of their best football of the season and went 2-0 ahead through Luke Hyam and Conor Sammon, before Martyn Waghorn pulled a goal back up to set up a grandstand finish.
However, Rosler questioned Ipswich’s style of play and refused to accept they deserved to win the game.
“I disagree with what Mick McCarthy said, that Ipswich dominated the game and that they could have won by more goals,” said Rosler on Monday night.
“I have to compliment them though, they roughened us up and bullied us at times in the first half.”
He added: “We couldn’t compete today in periods of the first half, we weren’t good enough in standing up to Ipswich.
“I was very happy with the response in the last 20 minutes, but it was very difficult in the situation we got ourselves into, but we kept it going and that speaks volumes for the character of the players and I think we should have been rewarded with at least a draw.”
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McCarthy disagreed and labelled some of the after-match comments disingenuous.
He said: “It was an outstanding win and performance. We were considerably the best team, despite some stuff I have read and seen since about us supposedly kicking them off the park, beating them up and targeting individual players.
“I should clear it up, we target all of them!
“I thought we were outstanding and I thought there was a real disingenuous comments made about my team, because I thought we were by far and away the better side.
“We could have been four or five-up and Gerks (Dean Gerken) made one save after 74 minutes and then a lot was spoken about the last ten minutes and the fact they had a couple of chances, which they did because we were knackered, we had run over the top of them and played well.
“You get to 2-1 and you sit back and get forced back, it’s almost inevitable, and we got that little bit of luck, it (Oriel Riera’s shot) hit the post and came away, but I thought we were much better.
“It was very pleasing, and even more so after all the bleating that had gone on.”