James admits the Reds weren't good enough
Our young Wales international, Daniel James, fronted up following the 2-0 loss to Burnley...
Q: Dan what’s the view in the dressing room after that? “Disappointing, today wasn’t good enough, we know that and obviously the fans know that as well.” Q: It’s hard to create chances but you came about as close as anybody. “As a team we need to take chances better, we had a lot of shots, we should have got the first goal with the amount of chances we had. When we conceded that goal, it wasn’t good enough.” Q: Was it a case of the first goal being very important tonight, they defend strongly and we couldn’t get over the line in that first half? “I think so, we knew it would be a tough game, we had a lot of possession and a lot of the ball and we created chances but couldn’t finish them off today. They obviously scored from a set-piece and from then on we still believed we could go on to win the game.” Q: Was it frustrating, we did have a lot of the ball but it was difficult to create clear cut chances? “We believe from when we were 2-0 that we could still go onto win the game, it happened at Sheffield United, we just have to believe in that but unfortunately it wasn’t there.” Q: It gets annoying because Chelsea left the door a-jar last night, gave us an opportunity to move closer to the top 4… “It’s still up for grabs, tomorrow we will reflect on this game and see what went wrong. We’ve got two big cup games coming up and we’ve got to go into that with our heads held high. The next league game isn’t for a couple of weeks now which is in our mind but it’s about concentrating on the next game.” Q: The games just keep coming, we turn to the FA Cup next, how important does that become now and is it good that the games are coming quickly? “We have got to react, got to be better. We don’t know who we will be playing at the weekend yet but it’s going to be a tough game, next week as well.” Q: Finally, a word for the supporters, they stayed with you but couldn’t get them a goal or a victory tonight. “Every week, home and away, they cheer us and stick by us. We’re going to react from this, we know we weren’t good enough.”