U's not good enough - Ifil

COLCHESTER United left-back Phil Ifil felt that the U's were simply “not good enough” on the night to upset their Championship hosts.Despite Steven Gillespie's marvellous late chip, which set up a nail-biting finale for Ipswich, Ifil admitted that the U's had given themselves too much to do.

Carl Marston

By Carl Marston

COLCHESTER United left-back Phil Ifil felt that the U's were simply “not good enough” on the night to upset their Championship hosts.

Despite Steven Gillespie's marvellous late chip, which set up a nail-biting finale for Ipswich, Ifil admitted that the U's had given themselves too much to do.

Ex-Tottenham trainee Ifil said: “We're disappointed to have given Ipswich two goals. I thought we did OK, but we were just not good enough.

“We should have done better than that. I thought we should have attacked the game sooner.

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“We had four or five chances, and two good ones near the end. But conceding those two goals was our downfall.

“However, we have a big game against Oldham Athletic on Saturday. Oldham have started the season well and we've sight our sights on them already.

“On a personal note, it was good to get 90 minutes under my belt. I don't mind playing as a left-back. The manager brought me in as a full-back, and I'm trying to improve the attacking side of my game as well,” added Ifil following the 2-1 defeat.

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