I Wanted To Do Well In Cup - Thorn

Last updated : 10 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has said that he wanted the Sky Blues to have a cup run this season.

Whilst many see the cup as a distraction from City's biggest challenge of avoiding relegation, Andy Thorn wanted a run in the FA Cup to boost morale.

However, his side went down to a 2-1 defeat against Southampton on Saturday. A disappointed Thorn told the CT: "I wanted to go through, I I wanted to do well in the Cup and the game should have been over by by half-time.

"We should have been two or three ahead but we just couldn’t find that killer instinct and even when you’re playing well you’re never comfortable at 1-0.

“As a striker you’ve got to put the ball in the back of the net and it get’s a bit disappointing when you waste good chances because that’s happened a lot this season.

“At the other end, a defender’s attitude should be ‘the ball’s going in over my dead body’ and I don’t think we had that for either of their goals.

“The first one, we missed a tackle in midfield which allowed them to cross and then they were able to walk the ball into the net.  

"The second one the ball comes into the middle of the goal and we did well to get out of the way of it!

“I have high standards and I expect other people to have high standards as well, but the two goals were really poor – my son’s ten and he could have scored both of them.

“I’m not having a go at any individuals but sometimes you can accept things like that and sometimes you can’t and I know that if I was in the dressing room I wouldn’t.

“It’s not as if we don’t work at it because we do all the time and that’s the most frustrating thing.

“You hope it won’t happen again, you hope players learn from these things. But we’ve got to learn quickly now because we’re in a real battle.”