City Need To Tighten Up When Leading - Allardyce

Last updated : 21 November 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Former Coventry City defender Sam Allardyce has said that the Sky Blues need to tighten their defence when leading.

City led Allardyce's West Ham side on Saturday but allowed the vistors to leave with a 2-1 victory.

Speaking to the CT, Allardyce who has always had a decent word about the Sky Bluers despite not being treated particularly well, said: “Coventry haven’t played bad today but there are two sides to a game of football – one when you’re in possession, where they are very, very good, and one when you’re out of possession, which they need to tighten up on.

“That’s the key thing for Andy to keep driving into his players because they got themselves a goal ahead and didn’t get anything out of the game.

"And if you don’t get results players lose confidence, irrespective of how well they might have played in a game.

“Manager’s jobs are very difficult at that stage and they have to keep trying to boost that confidence, get the players believing that it will turn in their favour.”