Broadhall Way

Next Game

Stevenage v Coventry

Saturday, 02 August 2014, 15:00

Friendly Match

Last Game

Newport 1 - 0 Coventry

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 19:30

Friendly Match

Pressley targets more fight

Coventry manager Steven Pressley felt his players could have fought harder during their 2-0 home defeat to Brentford.

Last Updated: 29/09/13 at 20:06

Steven Pressley: Wants more from his men

Steven Pressley: Wants more from his men

Clayton Donaldson gave the Bees a 21st-minute lead with a well-taken goal on the counter attack before on-loan Sheffield Wednesday defender Martin Taylor headed home a Sam Saunders cross in the 68th minute to seal a 2-0 victory for Uwe Rosler's team.

Donaldson and Farid El Alagui could have made the margin of victory greater late on.

City's best chance came when Callum Wilson was denied by Bees goalkeeper Richard Lee moments before Taylor's goal.

It was Coventry's first defeat at Sixfields and sees them remain in the bottom four at this early stage of the season, while Brentford are now within a point of the play-off places.

Pressley said: "You have to give Brentford credit. They were very well-organised and they stifled a lot of aspects of our play.

"We actually started the game really well. I thought we played exceptionally well in the first 20-25 minutes and matched what has been so successful for us this season - the quick passing, the quick pressing - and we looked like we could open them up.

"But once they scored, they came to sit in and make things difficult for us and hit us on the counter-attack.

"We lost our way a bit . We stopped doing what we work towards all the time, our passing became a bit lethargic and we didn't keep passing the tight areas like we normally do.

"In the end we went down 2-0 and on reflection Brentford deserved that but the one thing that disappointed me was the way we lost our spirit. That's not the type of performance I want. In football you are going to lose games and there is a manner to lose them and here we looked like we just accepted that."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

C

lassic management. Build them up and then knock them back. Raise expectations and then dampen them. Create a dynamic where by you demand the most from your team, but where the team are given room to manoeuvre unexpected or unwanted results. Classy work by Van Gaal, he really reminds me a lot of me. A smart cookie, make no doubt.

hump3.
Van Gaal: 'I struggle for first three months'

H

e will be the England left back for ten years or more, and then you will have to thank MUFC for that. *smiles*

london saint
Shaw: Criticism spot on

P

urely because of that little diva moment he had last night, I don't want him coming to my club. DESTROYED ? Grow up and give something back to the club that helped put you up there on the world stage.

bale doubt
Saints' Schneiderlin stalemate

Footer 365

MLS: Thierry Henry scores as New York seal draw with Real Salt Lake

New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry scored his side's equaliser as they secured a 1-1 draw with Real Salt Lake.

Manuel Pellegrini says Stevan Jovetic could be a key player this season

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini thinks Stevan Jovetic is set for an excellent 2014/15 campaign.

Liverpool beat Manchester City after a Yankee Stadium penalty shoot-out

Liverpool beat Premier League rivals Manchester City on penalties after a 2-2 draw in a pre-season friendly in New York.

Mail Box

Divock Origi Is Like Connor Sammon (Sort Of)

One Mailboxer inserts his tongue into cheek to offer his thoughts on Liverpool's newest signing. Plus thoughts on league-owned clubs, badges, and swearing...

Mails Come From A Land Down Under

We have an example of league-owned clubs from Australia while Kiwi boys want more respect for refs. Plus, Van Gaal won't stick with 3-5-2 and worried if Koeman will cut it...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property