It’s fine to have a row – Izzet

COLCHESTER United skipper Kem Izzet sees no problem in his team-mates “having a word” or “even a row,” if it means cutting out the defensive mistakes that have blighted the U’s at the start of this season.

COLCHESTER United skipper Kem Izzet sees no problem in his team-mates “having a word” or “even a row,” if it means cutting out the defensive mistakes that have blighted the U’s at the start of this season.

Individual errors have cost United in the recent defeats to Charlton (2-0 at home) and Huddersfield (3-2 away).

Izzet himself took the blame for Huddersfield’s first goal at the Galpharm Stadium on Saturday, when his misplaced pass ended with Jordan Rhodes scoring.

“We’re getting the goals that everyone said we would struggle to get, but at the moment as a team we are not defending well enough,” explained Izzet.


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“It’s individual mistakes, like me for the first goal (at Huddersfield), and people not going with runners for the second and third goals.

“I am not here to individualise anyone, but we want to do better as a team. If that means having a word with each other and a bit of a row, then so be it.

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“We are all here for the right reasons, and having a go for the right reasons, to become a better team,” added Izzet.

The U’s have collected four points from their first four games, and entertain Oldham on Saturday.

Izzet continued: “It’s encouraging that we are coming away from big teams like Charlton and Huddersfield feeling that we are disappointed to lose.

“We’re putting in decent enough performances.

“I think we deserved to get something out of the Huddersfield game, and there was a lot of frustrated people in the dressing room at the end.

“The decisions we’re making, when they are wrong, seem to be getting punished, and as a team we need to be a bit braver on the ball at times.”

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