Mowbray rues missed chances

Tony Mowbray admitted his Middlesbrough side squandered a host of scoring chances in the Capital One Cup defeat at Swansea.

Last Updated: 13/12/12 at 19:40 Post Comment

Tony Mowbray: Disappointed with Capital One Cup exit at Swansea

Tony Mowbray: Disappointed with Capital One Cup exit at Swansea

Boro were the better side for long spells at the Liberty Stadium but were unable to make it count on the scoreboard.

And that inability to convert chances into scores cost them dear when Seb Hines headed into his own net with nine minutes remaining.

"Cup competitions are about getting through to the next round, and we didn't manage that," said Mowbray.

"It was a tough game, fine margins. I could easily be sitting here having won 1-0, or having lost 1-0.

"Credit to Swansea, they are in the semi-finals of the cup and good luck to them.

"We gave a decent account of ourselves. It was a game we could have won. I don't think there was any time when they cut us open.

"I think the team can take some heart that if we can get out of this division we are in, we can come into the Premier League and be positive.

"There is no respite for us, really. We will try to do a session in the morning before travelling back, then we have one day's preparation and go again against Wolves, who were obviously a Premier League side last year.

"It's a big ask, but we keep going."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's why Mourinho is so successful. He gives players a specific, limited set of functions to perform. They are but a cog in a machine. Do no more, do no less. I assume he learnt it from LvG :)

red_devil83
Fellaini Has Politely Become Undroppable

I

really hope that someone in the mainstream media spots that the Bayern manager played for and managed Barcelona quite well, and thinks to mention it in the build up. That would be really interesting.

megabrow (cufc)
Barcelona to face Bayern

Y

our gob says one thing, Brendan, the results say something else.

balls-to-monty
Rodgers bullish over Anfield future

Footer 365

Arsenal 0-0 Chelsea: Chelsea move within six points of Premier League title

Chelsea remain on course for a fourth Premier League title after a 0-0 draw with closest rivals Arsenal at the Emirates.

Marouane Fellaini: I never lost my quality during first Man Utd season

Marouane Fellaini has taken a swipe at his critics, saying his fruitful time at Everton was "quickly forgotten".

Everton 3-0 Manchester United: Louis van Gaal's side suffer second straight Premier League defeat

Everton beat Manchester United 3-0 at Goodison Park to inflict a second straight Premier League loss on Louis van Gaal's side.

Mail Box

Chelsea Millions Should Buy Better...

For the money they have spent, Chelsea should be playing like the Harlem Globetrotters rather than Atletico. We have mails on Cesc, Brendan Rodgers and...

Brendan Rodgers Is David Cameron...

Rodgers is compared to the Prime Minister, insomuch as he has a right to peddle bulls**t, apparently. Plus why comparing Arsene Wenger to Diego Simeone is a mug's game...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company