First Team

Daniel rues lack of patience

7th March 2020

Daniel Stendel believes his side did not show enough patience on the ball in today’s 1-1 draw with Motherwell.

The Jambos came from behind thanks to Conor Washington’s close-range finish after Chris Long had given the Steelemen a first half lead.

Buoyed by recent victories over Rangers and Hibs, the manager felt that his team were too eager in searching for the winner, resulting in them losing their composure.

"We wanted to win but this is the result,” he said. “Motherwell showed they have had a really good season.

“When we went 1-0 down, it was more an own goal than a goal from Motherwell.

“After 1-1 I thought we could change the result but we wanted it too much.

“We did not really play with patience when we had the chance to play ahead.

“They had some chances, we had two big chances, but when you see the other results one point is not enough.

“I said to the players I want us to play more. I think we would get more chances then but I understand I am not on the pitch.

“The fight was great again and the support was great, plus Motherwell were also good.

“It is hard to accept. If Motherwell score because they have the quality and played well, okay, but when we give the chance to score too easily, it’s hard.”