Writer: Site Staff
Date:Monday January 6 2014
Manager Lee Johnson has hailed the efforts of the team in the two nil loss to Liverpool in the FA Cup, and also heaped praise on the travelling support for their own efforts during the game.
Oldham quite easily sold out their 5755 ticket allocation for the game, and speaking to the BBC following the match, the gaffer couldn't have given more credit to the fans for the way they tried to drive the side on.
'The fans never stopped singing, the atmosphere was electric. It's great for the group of players because they can only grow off that. I was so pleased to give everybody, as a club, this game because everybody can have a fantastic day out and we tried.'
As for the game directly, Johnson couldn't help but admit some disappointment with how key moments went, as obviously James Tarkowski scored an unfortunate own goal, but he also felt we should've had a penalty describing it as 'stonewall' for the push on Gary Harkins and he does barb that maybe had he been a 'bit more theatrical' it could've been given, but unfortunately he sees such decisions go against us all season.
However, by the same token, with the game level at 0-0 at the half time break, Johnson says the team can take a hell of a lot of credit for forcing Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers into making the substitutions he did by bringing on experienced Brazilians Lucas Leiva and Philipe Coutinho at half time.
He even brought on Luis Suarez prior to them going 2-0 up.
'They are both top quality players. I could see he was trying to do it without them, but it's a compliment to the lads. Liverpool have scored an average of three goals at home this season and our performance was certainly no disgrace. For a 20 minute period, you wouldn't have known who was the Premier League side.'
Johnson also references the chances we did create that with a bit more luck could've changed the game, but sadly it wasn't to be, however he feels the players can have gone home and looked themselves in the mirror and been very proud of their efforts because they more than competed admirably on the day.
Date:Monday January 6 2014
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