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Riga: Poor Organisation Cost Us

18 October 2014

Manager's Huddersfield Reaction

José Riga felt a lack of organisation  after falling behind early was the key factor in Blackpool's defeat at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.

The Seasiders found themselves 3-0 down after 15 minutes, and despite reducing the deficit, they were well beaten at the John Smith's Stadium.

The Pool manager felt the early goals did no good for the shape of his side, which proved costly.

“When you concede a goal, and then a second one, you start to run everywhere trying to react, but not in a good way,” he said. “That is why we see a team with no references to what we had the previous game.

“Most of the results we've had have been based on organisation collectively. It's the first time that we've started a game in this way, you can't hope to get points after this kind of start.

“They got three opportunities and killed us in a short space of time. The reality of The Championship is you have to be ready each game.”

Blackpool pulled two goals back through Tony McMahon and Donervon Daniels, so had real hope going in for half-time, but Riga was again disappointed with the reaction.

“Everybody wants it in the dressing room, but on the pitch it's another story. We did something good just before half time so we can believe, but in the second half we didn't really have the feeling we could change something

“We had a good reaction in the short time, but it wasn't enough today. I didn't see a great reaction in the second half.

“We conceded a fourth and this moment is difficult. I don't see the team as I saw them last game, organised collectively, but I won't be too hard on the team that has already given a lot before,” he said.

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