Manager Keith Hill spoke to Dale PlayerHD following his side’s 3-1 defeat to Millwall at the Den…
“Individual mistakes represent a loss,” said Hill.
“They didn’t score the first goal, we conceded. It's as simple as that - it’s elementary.
“We're a passing side, but we're a no risk passing side and that’s a big risk.
“We gave ourselves a mountain to climb against Millwall. We gave a good team confidence, but we then arrest the situation by controlling possession. We get ourselves an equaliser and we're going into three minutes prior to half time in a good shape, then it’s a catalogue of mistakes for the second goal. We’re trying to salvage something twice from a first half that possession wise belonged to us, but chance wise or mistake wise belonged to the opposition.”
He continued: “We started the second half really well, really positively and there was a little bit of anxiety because they haven’t won at home up until today, and then we shoot ourselves in the foot again.
“But I have to look at the whole picture and elementary mistakes have cost us here today.
“We turned what is a good side who lack confidence into a side who have now got confidence. We can’t be that fall guy and we can’t be that charity. I think we did it a little bit last season in League One - we went to teams who hadn't been playing particularly well, good teams who had a loss of confidence and we just buoyed them a little bit. I thought we had got away from that so I'm quite disappointed today.
“I’m reasonably happy for a lot of the game where we controlled possession and we got possession, but the mistakes that we made will cost any team a game and I think that’s what has ultimately hurt us.”
The full interview is available to view on Dale PlayerHD.