Reading head coach Jaap Stam has told the club website that he was frustrating as his team failed to convert chances in a 1-0 loss to Bristol City.
One of the toughest places to go in the Sky Bet Championship is the Madejski Stadium with no team getting a win there since January. However that impressive streak was ended today after Bristol City were able to get the win. Even more brutally, the Robins got that win late on thanks to Aden Flint scoring, proving why keeping him was one of the West Country club’s best decisions this summer.
But for Reading, they were left frustrated as they feel they should have got the win and have never given Bristol City a chance to get the late winner. They had far more shots on target, having five to Bristol City’s two, but in the end they weren’t able to do the important thing and get that ball in the goal. This left manager Stam frustrated as he reflected on the loss.
He said: “Very frustrating,”
“We were facing an opposition who wanted to make it difficult for us, by going forward, being aggressive and pressing high up the pitch to prevent us from playing and they didn’t let us get into our comfort zone so at times we had difficulties in getting control of the game.”
“But overall, in the amount of opportunities we created to score, I think we should have won this game – which we didn’t! And that’s what makes it frustrating.”
“We had plenty of opportunities. But it’s all about scoring. It’s a cliche, but so many times you see games where a team has lots of chances but doesn’t finish them off and then the opposition eventually scores and that’s it.”
“In having possesison, creating good opportunities, we played well. But you need to score…and we didn’t.”