Critchley: The Better Team Won

Neil Critchley felt Cardiff were deserved winners in Blackpool's 2-0 loss to the Bluebirds.

Leandro Bacuna and Kieffer Moore's second half goals secured the points, with Blackpool falling to a first home defeat of the season.

"The best team one and Cardiff pinned us back a lot in our half," he said.

"In the first half, Cardiff made us play their game and asked us a lot of questions. They got the ball forward early and played for territory on the pitch with long throws and free-kicks. We were happy to be 0-0 at half-time, and spoke about one or two things at the break.

"In the opening ten or 15 minutes of the second half, nothing really changed and they deserved to be winning. We then had a really good spell when we were a goal down. I thought we started to play and got on top. We had some chances and if we scored to make it 1-1, then who knows what could happen with momentum and the crowd behind us.

"As for their second goal, they scored a really fantastic counter-attacking move, and you need to accept that when you're pushing men forward and taking a risk. Overall, I don't think we did enough on the day."

Despite the result, Critchley highlighted the incredible support shown by the crowd throughout the 90 minutes.

"The fans were unbelievable once again," he said.

"Even when Cardiff scored, our supporters became louder and got behind the team. They showed fantastic support for 90 minutes and the players responded from that and had a right go at the end. 

"Our players go to the end, and the support that was showed today was fantastic to see once again."

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