Critchley: Didn't Get What We Deserved

Neil Critchley felt his side were the better side in the Carabao Cup defeat to Sunderland.

The Black Cats secured safe passage into round three of the competition thanks to a 90th minute winner from Aiden O'Brien, in what was an end-to-end encounter.

Reflecting on the cup tie, the Blackpool Head Coach felt his side were the better team.

"It was firstly an entertaining game of football, with both teams playing a really attractive game," he said.

"I felt we played well for long periods and created lots of chances. When we lost to Cardiff the other week, we held our hands up and admitted we were beaten by the better team. I don't think against Sunderland, however, we got what we deserved. 

"Unfortunately, that can be football at times. You don't get the luck you maybe deserve to help you along the way. The players put everything into the game and we got off to a great start with Shayne's goal. 

"We created good chances throughout the evening, and deserved to equalise towards the end, but unfortunately they go down the other end and score right at the death. It was a bit of a lapse of concentration towards the end, so that's frustrating. I'm disappointed to lose as I don't think we deserved to on the evening. 

"Things aren't going our way at the moment, but if we continue to play like that, then I'm confident that we will win matches over the course of the season."

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