'After we went 2-0 down there was only one team in it', says Wimbledon boss
- Credit: Steve Waller - www.stephenwaller
AFC Wimbledon boss Mark Robinson felt there was 'only one team in it', after the Blues took a 2-0 lead against the Dons at Portman Road yesterday.
And that team was his.
Robinson said that Wimbledon must show more conviction from the outset after watching his side pull off an admirable fightback.
“We’ve just chatted in there and at 2-0 down you have seen what we are capable of,” Robinson told the Wimbledon website.
“The shackles came off and we started to play and it had nothing to do with the changes. We’ve got to have that belief from the start of the game.
"We let the players talk and Darius was in there. The fans were incredible again and you show your appreciation, but we’ve got to realise why we found ourselves in that position of being 2-0 down. It was a mad five minutes and through some poor detail we left ourselves with a mountain to climb.
“I could see that the fans were excited, but we just want to excite them more. We are a work in progress – we know that – but we are only going to get better. Some of it is down to our youthfulness, but we’ve got to stamp our authority on games from the word ‘go’.
- 1 Ed Sheeran hints at new tour dates and reveals favourite Suffolk beer
- 2 7 of Suffolk's prettiest streets
- 3 Former addict marries 'guardian angel' after years of 'hell'
- 4 Two people rescued in four vehicle crash on A14
- 5 From Blues to U's - how ex-Town stars are faring at Colchester
- 6 Former Town winger Finidi George gets first senior manager job
- 7 Road outside Ipswich closed after two cars collide
- 8 Hits, misses, an 'unseen' suspension, a few goals and two still without clubs - how the departed Ipswich players are faring ahead of Bishop reunion
- 9 ‘Inadequate’ private hospital closes after patients ‘put at prolonged risk of harm’
- 10 Appleton not shocked by Town's slow start but expects Cook's men to 'click' soon
"After we went 2-0 down there was only one team in it, but every single one of our players has got to have that belief from the start.
“Some of the detail isn’t good enough, so we’ve had a great chat in there, and that’s what we’ve got to improve upon.
"Ipswich have obviously got some really good players, but a lot of their attacks came from our basic errors, and they are the things we have to work on. That detail has cost us in a lot of games this season.”
Robinson added that there are plenty of positive signs for the rest of this season.
“It’s all a learning curve, but what I see is that they really care. There is loads of character in the squad and a lot of talent. We have an average age of 21 or 22, so we can only get better."