Colin Cooper accepted that a draw was probably a fair result from Pools’ encounter with Portsmouth but admitted that he had been hoping for more.
The Pools boss felt his side carried more of a cutting edge than they did during midweek defeat at Bury, but conceded that they didn’t produce their very best in the final third during the goalless draw with Pompey.
“As boring as it sounds, 0-0 is probably about right for today,” Cooper told Pools Player.
“After the way we’ve played at home over the last few weeks we can’t really be satisfied with a point but we have to accept that there will be games where we can’t always be on top and free-flowing.
“When we spoke on Thursday and Friday, with two defenders in caretaker charge at Portsmouth we said they were always going to be organised, well-drilled and hard to break down.
“The game could have gone either way really; Scott (Flinders) has made a couple of good saves and Trevor Carson has also made a couple at the other end as well.
“Without any disrespect, I think if we get the first goal we could maybe have gone on to be more free-flowing and open.
“We still played some good football at times, more than on Tuesday night, but not enough to really cut Portsmouth open.
“Are we satisfied? No. Is it the right result for today? Probably.”
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