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U19s - Learn From The Disappointment

U19s - Learn From The Disappointment

England U19 head coach Noel Blake has said that the players have to take the positives from our performances, despite a last minute defeat to Ukraine putting us out of the European Championships.

England dominated much of the match, before a Calum Chambers' own goal in stoppage time sent the squad to it's first defeat in two years, and Blake admitted to theFA.com that it was very hard to take given the manner of our performance, and our previous performances against Montenegro and Scotland, but ultimately it's something the players have to learn from.

'I can't find the words to be honest. It's hard to take because I thought they played really well and created enough chances to have won the game. When you get the opportunities, you have to take them, because at any given moment the game can turn on the flick of a coin. And that's what happened.'

It certainly did, to secure progression following our earlier wins we only had to secure a draw, so to lose it in the final minute like that would've gutted the players given the efforts they put in.

Part of a players' development though Blake knows is in learning from experiences like this, and tasting defeat and disappointment and coming back strongly because of it, and that's his challenge to them now.

As for the unfortunate own goal scorer, Chambers, he said following the game that he was devastated with the result, but he did concur with Blake that it's something the players have to learn from to ensure it doesn't happen again.

'During the game it felt like we were in complete control. We had a lot of chances that we should've taken, and if you don't take your chances they're always going to get an opportunity. I think we can all learn. Obviously right now it's hard because we're all devastated and we can't believe what's happened.'

Chambers goes on to say that the most obvious thing though is the team wasted too many opportunities, so clearly we need to be more clinical, more composed and more ruthless in front of goal in the future because in many ways it was England who lost the game, rather than Ukraine winning it.

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday May 30 2014
Time: 4:53PM

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