We Don't Need Shrinking Violets - Thorn

Last updated : 07 January 2012 By Covsupport News Service

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn blasted his team after giving away the FA Cup Third Round tie Southampton at the Ricoh Arena this afternoon.

Speaking to the Press Association about the 2-1 defeat, Thorn said: "We need men, we don't need shrinking violets. "We were not as manly as we could have been.

"Both were soft goals to concede. My son, Jack, is 10 years old and he could have scored both of them.

"You have to have the desire to want to win the ball in our box which we didn't on both goals. You can't accept things like that. If I was a player in the dressing room, I wouldn't if my team-mates were prepared to do that.

"We have to concentrate for 90 minutes, we can't switch off otherwise all the hard work we have put in goes to waste. That is what's most frustrating. It isn't like we don't work on it because we do all the time. We have to learn fast."