First Team

Aberdeen Reaction: Robbie Neilson

30th October 2021

Robbie Neilson says his team didn’t do enough to take any points from Pittdorie today.

The Jambos went down 2-1 in Aberdeen despite taking the lead through John Souttar’s penalty, with Marley Watkins and Lewis Ferguson winning the game for the Dons.

The defeat was the men in maroon’s first in 12 cinch Premiership game and the manager feels a week’s build up ahead of Dundee United at Tynecastle next Saturday could reinvigorate his squad.

Speaking to Hearts TV after the match, he said: “I’m disappointed, first and foremost. I thought we didn’t play at the levels that we have throughout the whole season, to be honest. If you do that and you come up here then you’re not going to get anything out of the game.

“First half both teams kind of negated each other. Second half it became a bit more open but we didn’t do enough. In that forward area we didn’t link the game, we didn’t get into good areas. To be honest we looked a bit lethargic, which is the biggest disappointment for me.

“We’ve had a brilliant start to the season and we’re sitting in a good position. The last two games we drew and we probably should’ve won them. We came here today and did we deserve to take anything from the game? Probably not, to be honest with you. With the way that we played we weren’t at the levels.

“But we go next week against Dundee United at home. I hope we have that freshness and we can get back to winning ways.”