Critchley: I Thought For Long Periods We Were In The Game
Neil Critchley was pleased with his side's effort and endeavour, as the Seasiders signed off their pre-season campaign at Manchester City.
The side travelled to the Premier League Champions, who played a strong side. Despite falling to a 4-1 defeat, the Blackpool Head Coach felt his side did well against some of the best players in Europe.
"I was really pleased with how we played," Critchley said.
"I thought we were in the game as much as we could be, particularly as we has the worst possible start. We grew into the game with confidence, and I thought in the first half we caused Manchester City some real problems.
"We were controlling them without the ball as much as you can in the first-half. I thought they gained the momentum in the second half and scored a good goal, but I thought we showed real courage and belief in how we want to play.
"Ultimately, we came up against a special team and a team that plays a unique way. No one plays like them. They have a special manager and special players and we said before the game to forget the scoreboard and try and practice being us. I thought we did that for large parts of the game."