First Team

Daniel's disappointment

21st December 2019

Daniel Stendel has admitted today's Ladbrokes Premiership defeat at Hamilton Accies was a hard one to take.

Despite domianting proceedings it was the hosts who got their noses in front through Mickel Miller in the second half, before Will Collar quickly added a second.

Ollie Bozanic headed home a late goal to half the deficit but the Jambos' gaffer was far from impressed with what he witnessed at the FOY Stadium.

“It’s hard to take,” he said. “It wasn’t the best game today, especially some of our performances.

“I’m really disappointed. I take responsibility for the last two weeks and the last three results. But it’s difficult to accept some performances.

“Maybe it wasn’t all what I wanted today but a lot of times, especially in the first half, it was good. We had chances to score but didn’t take them. I think the problem is not just from the last two weeks but a long time before.

“You can see our problem is we’re not scoring goals. We created some good chances today but didn’t take them.

“I don’t think Hamilton deserved to win. That’s my opinion. They got such a lift when they went in front. We needed to get that goal so we could get more confidence and get a lift.

“We had to show our quality. In some positions the quality is not enough at the moment.

“Today was a very bad day for me, for the club and for the supporters. We had more here than the home fans. In the second half our performance wasn’t enough.

“I have to convince the players about my work but they need to change things themselves too. We have supported every player in the squad over the past two weeks but what we’ve had back is not enough.

“The responsibility for the next game is with the squad and with every player.”