Ole's post-match interview
The manager gives his thoughts on Fernandes’s goal, Johnstone’s save and the VAR incident…
Not worthy of three points, we didn’t do enough to win the game. To earn three points in the Premier League always requires a lot of things: quality, tempo, attitude. We’ve got the right attitude, the work rate is there- we just didn’t have the quality in the last moments to give us the right moments to give us the last pass or the last cross or to be in the right place to tap it in. They went against us. You know when Harry’s goal against Burnley is disallowed, that is more of a foul but as a striker I don’t like to see any of them goals taken away, but we want some consistency. That’s definitely more of a foul than what Harry did to the Burnley lad. The VAR decision? It’s a foul as clear as day but he’s offside as well. I think the lad in the VAR room must be asleep as they’ve not even clocked that he’s off. Consistency and clarity is what we all want and that was a strange moment. A good save by Sam. I thought we were going to score just before half-time. We were on the break three versus one then he blows the whistle and that was a big moment as well for us. We spoke about their start. If they get the kick off, we know what they’re going to do, they’re going to get the ball forward, they’re going to get long throw-ins so it’s about clearing your lines. We didn’t have too many moments to do that. One moment maybe, but you can discuss if it’s a foul or not. Fantastic, but it’s also fantastic play because we’ve built pressure. We kept playing and playing and playing and we didn’t give the ball away, it was a great cross by Luke and great technique by Bruno. It always is when there is a line of six there. They defended well. Take nothing away from their defending and Sam’s save at the end. We had to produce more quality and more magic than what we did. We couldn’t come up with a moment. Thursday we go to Italy now to play against a Spanish team!