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Ferguson: We Felt Sorry For Ourselves

Posted: Sat 15 Mar 2014
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Barry On Leicester Defeat

Barry Ferguson was left to bemoan Blackpool's 'mentality' following a 3-1 defeat to Championship table-toppers Leicester City.

The Seasiders, looking to build on a midweek victory over Millwall, took the lead in the fixture through David Goodwillie prior to half-time, yet Rihad Mahrez's stunning equaliser proved decisive.

"We did well until they scored, then we felt sorry for ourselves," Ferguson said. "Once the goal went in we dropped far too deep and encouraged them to come on to us. Once the goal went in there was only one team on top at that stage."

Lining up with five at the back, the tactical changes Ferguson made for the game were working up to the hour mark at The King Power Stadium.

"I set them out in a way to close the space for Vardy and Nugent because of their pace, they're dangerous. We cope with it for 60 minutes, they score a wonder goal and then we sit back a bit.

"They did what I asked of them in the first-half down to a tee. I know we rode our luck a couple of times but we played the high line well. It's just a mentality thing, it just annoys me that once we concede a goal, that's it."

As stated previously, Ferguson isn't prepared to write-off any fixture in the run-in because he values every single one.

"Every game is massive, I just need to get this team over the line and then we'll see what happens. There needs to be a lot of changes," he added.