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Reaction Pleases Riga

16 August 2014

Boss Proud Of His Players

Blackpool manager José Riga was proud of the approach his players took in their search for an equaliser against Blackburn this afternoon.

The Seasiders reacted well to going 2-0 down, and after pulling a goal back through Tomasz Cywka, they looked the better team.

Riga watched from the side as his team pushed their Lancashire rivals close, but ultimately not close enough.

“The reaction was great and the way we did it was pleasing. It’s not about rushing, it’s not about fighting, it’s about playing,” said Riga.

“One player made the difference, but the behaviour of my players made me proud.

“The way the players wanted to get a point, and the way they reacted after we conceded the second goal was what I want to see.”

The Seasiders registered their first goal of the season through Cywka, and Riga feels he has seen enough to know Pool are moving the right direction.

“The next step is to get the same behaviour, the same team spirit and commitment, not only between the players and staff, but the squad.

“The fans saw the signal we want to send to them. We are here to try and put the club at the highest level, we want to do something in The Championship.

“We want the fans to have some pleasure here in the stadium. To perform at home is important if you want to realise a good Championship.”

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