Vieira: Experience a massive factor in loss

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Patrick Vieira claims his side lack experience in the final third which cost them against Tottenham but believes there are lots to take from the 4-0 defeat.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira bemoaned his side’s lack of cutting edge and felt their lack of experience was costly.

Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira stated that experience was a massive difference in their 4-0 defeat to Tottenham.

The Eagles hosted Spurs in the Premier League but suffer a huge defeat in the game as Harry Kane score brace in the second half of the game.

The French man admitted that it was a tough night for them but claims his side played better in that match.

“It was a tough night in the end,” Vieria told the media after the match. “Conceding four goals is not something pleasant at all, but again, it doesn’t reflect the quality of the game we played today. We deserved more, especially from the first half with those chance we created.

“Of course, when they scored that first goal, it became really difficult for us. When those players have a little bit of space, they can hurt any team, but the way they managed the game and those difficult periods they had shows a huge difference between the two teams. The experience was a massive factor on the game today.”

Crystal Palace was couldn’t covert their chance in the game which cost them points but Vieira believed there are things they can learn from the defeat.

“We weren’t clinical enough, we didn’t take our chance well enough. We had a couple of passes to put players in a better position to score. Our last ball in the final third wasn’t good enough and Lloris makes a couple of important saves.

“But we were brave, we showed quality and at the same time, the fact we concede four goals shows there are a lot of things we need to improve.

“We have young players in our squad and that kind of game have to be managed better. The experience allowed them to be strong and to score those goals in a period where they were dominant. There are a lot of things to take from that game.

“But you have to give credit to Tottenham because they looked solid, in control and they’re waiting for their moment to take these chances. With the quality they have, they don’t need to create a lot to score.

“But I believe that the 4-0 is hard for my players, is hard for the club. But we still have a lot to take from that.”




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