“If anything, I’m probably too self-critical,” said Coleman. “I blame myself for most things and this is why I feel very frustrated at the end of games. I’m probably more frustrated with myself than I am with the players.
“On Tuesday I was disappointed for them and I felt for them because they put so much effort in and they played ever so well, and to then see them not get the reward they deserve too often is heart breaking.
“It's really frustrating when you come 30 seconds away [from winning] the other night but we’ll keep batting away. We’ll never shirk from the challenge and we will never not give it our all. We'll get back on the bike on Saturday and hopefully we can be successful.”
He continued: “I think there are around ten teams who are capable of winning the league or making the play-offs, possibly more, and I expect Torquay to be one of them. In this league I think anybody can beat anybody on the day and anyone who has a little bit of luck and puts a few wins together can quickly propel up the table and give themselves an opportunity to go into the second half of the season with a realistic chance of having success.
“Torquay will be a tough game. I’ve been there before and won, and I’ve been there before and lost. They’re a very good side.”
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