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"We should have scored five or six"

Rob Tuvey on the important victory versus Crewe

24 November 2021

Rob Tuvey said that last night’s impressive attacking performance was tinged with disappointment after the Dons made hard work of securing all three points.

It was a game that Wimbledon dominated, but we ended up hanging on for a 3-2 victory, and our Assistant Head Coach said: “I thought we were excellent for the first 70 minutes, but in the last 20 minutes it was not the way that we wanted to see the game out. We created numerous chances in the game and I thought we looked a real threat every time we went forward. We are obviously disappointed that we conceded two goals, but on the night I felt we should have scored five or six. That was probably the most disappointing thing of the evening.

“We don’t over celebrate things. We look at it and say, ‘this is a building block now, it is part of the process we’ve built’. Now we go into Saturday and we have to raise those levels again. We know the challenges ahead. On Thursday we will look at the analysis, including what went well, and how we are going to see games out better. We will keep striving to get better all of the time.”

Rob was quick to acknowledge the contribution of our supporters as they lifted the side at a time when it was really needed.

“It was a real team effort, and by that I mean us and the fans. I thought the fans were absolutely fantastic, they drove us home and that was brilliant. The lads really dug deep for 70 minutes, but I know we’ve got a lot of learning to do in terms of how we see games out, but overall we were really happy with the performance.

“We gave the fans something to shout about because every time we went forward we looked like scoring. There’s something special about this place when the lights go on.”

Ollie Palmer’s double made it five goals from him this season and Rob added that his presence adds an extra dimension in attack.

“Ollie has made a huge difference since he came back in, he occupies defenders for us and he’s a nuisance. At the moment, he’s in the right place at the right time for us, and he creates that bit of chaos that we need in the penalty box and we know what a good player he is. We know that there’s more to come from him and he’s getting fitter all of the time, so we are only going to reap the benefits of that.”

Pic credit: Ian Stephen, Pro Sports Images.

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