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We Gave Ourselves Too Much To Do - Hignett

3 August 2019

Craig Hignett admitted to many of his players had an off day

as Pools slipped to a disappointing opening day defeat to Sutton United at

Victoria Park.

The U's took advantage of a sluggish start from Pools to

score twice in the first half hour before Gime Toure's goal just before the break

gave Hignett's men hope of a comeback.

However, the visitors held firm in the face of some strong

pressure in the second half and then sealed their win with a breakaway goal in

injury time.

“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb by going 2-0 down,”Hignett told Pools TV.

“We had too many players off it today; we were really poor in

the first half, we didn't get going at all and we looked like rabbits in the headlights

at times.

“The second half was different and we had a right go, penning

them in their own half but we weren't good enough to finish it but they

defended really well and came and did a job on us.

“Once we got back in it with Gime just before half-time you

felt we would at least get the equaliser but it didn't happen and too many of

the players had an off day I think.

“I don't know if that is complacency – maybe a few of themturned up thinking it was going to be easy but we need to be better than that.

“Like I said in the week, I won't get too down when we're

beaten just like I won't get carried away if we go on a run so now we have a tough

game on Tuesday to focus on.”

Click here now to watch our full post-match video interview with Craig Hignett.


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