Manager Keith Hill spoke to Dale Player after Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Dagenham and Redbridge...
“I don’t think we’ve lost today,” said Hill. “We’ve been beaten and there’s a massive difference. We’re a very good side, there’s no question about that. Dagenham and Redbridge did well on the counter attack at times but I think we can avoid at least two of their goals. I think we should have been in a different situation come half time and we can’t be kind to the opposition.
“I think you’ve got to remember how well the players have played for the majority of the game and the majority of the season so far.
“We were too kind on the opposition today, but we were playing some attractive football and we were creating opportunities. We haven’t converted our opportunities today but we have been very kind on the opposition by probably gifting them the first goal and the second goal.
“The third goal is only important in the grand scheme of things because we’re pushing for at least an equaliser and we had one or two opportunities. I love the way we play, I love the way we create opportunities, but we can’t be kind in our pursuit of success.
“I’m not looking for glory, I’m looking for success, and there’s a massive difference. Glory belongs to the individual but we are a team and we are a we, not me. Today I think we wanted glory rather than success and we may have been looking for perfection in our goal scoring opportunities. We got very close to the standards I expect with the ball, but at least two of their goals were avoidable.
“I’m not in a bad mood but I feel as though we’ve missed an opportunity to get at least a point. Overall, I’m happy with what we’re doing, I’m happy with the way that we’re doing it and the points that we’ve got from the games that we have played.”
The full interview is on Dale Player.