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Keith Hill's reaction to Oldham draw

20 February 2021

Tranmere Rovers manager Keith Hill shared his thoughts following the 2-2 draw at home to Oldham Athletic on Saturday.

Rovers dominated the match against the Latics but were undone by a late stunning goal from the visitors. 

Speaking in his post-match press conference, boss Hill said it is important not to overthink the result and not put too much emotion into it.

He said: “It is difficult after the game, we played well enough to win. After the first 15 minutes, we controlled the match, but you can never underestimate Oldham.

“They are unbelievable at scoring goals, even with ten men, they are always set to attack. They are looking for positive turnovers in defensive areas of the pitch and then they attack.

“The early goal for them picked the players up in terms of what was necessary, we can only prepare the team for the game so much as a coaching team, but we got better and deservedly equalised, however we should have won the game.

“But as I have previously said, and I will continue to say, there should not be any emotional judgement on this result. If you do that, it creates doubt and doubt creates disaster in football.

“There has to be rhythm, if you want to achieve promotion, you cannot react every time you don’t win a game.  I am speaking from the voice of experience, as a player and as a manager, it is important to remain flatline in your emotion.

“Their second goal was a world class strike, we had chances to win the match and we have to accept our challenge now is to be ready and raring to go on Tuesday night.”

The manager’s full match press conference is available to watch by CLICKING HERE.


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