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We Have To Be Better - Harrison

19 August 2017

Craig Harrison Steve Morris, Shutter Press
Craig Harrison checks how much time is left in the game.

Craig Harrison was once again left frustrated as Pools continued their search for a first win of the new season following defeat at Bromley on Saturday.

The Pools boss watched on as the hosts scored a goal in each half to secure the three points but he admitted it could have been different if his side had made the most of a bright opening half hour.

“I think we started the game really well,” he told Pools PlayerHD.

“Up until they scored the goal – which was the first time they went in to our penalty area – we were in complete control of the game.

“You have to score when you’re on top in a game but you’ve also got to be resilient enough not to concede if you come under a bit of pressure.

“We’ve spoken about it again and again but we’re then chasing the game and the mentality changes – you can only do that so many times and today we couldn’t do it.

“We have to stay in games and be better as a team defensively – at the moment we look like we’re going to have to score two or three goals to win and it can’t be like that.

“We have to give ourselves a better platform and a foundation to work from.”

As well as the disappointment of defeat, Harrison looks likely to be without Louis Laing for upcoming games after the defender was forced off with a hamstring injury during the first half.

“He’s just over-stretched so we’ll have to assess that on Sunday and go from there.”

Watch the full post-match video interview with Craig Harrison right now only on Pools PlayerHD.

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