Russell Slade says their Team was deserving candidate to win against Charlton Athletic

Submitted on Sun, 03/22/2015 - 14:08

Cardiff City manager Russell Slade said that his team were deserving of a victory from their latest match against Charlton Athletic.

The match ended in a 2-1 defeat for the home team, but Slade felt that they dominated from start to finish. Former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda opened the scoring in the second half, but the last 15 minutes were extremely difficult for the home team after they were put under extreme pressure from the opposition. Charlton secured the equaliser through Watt in the 74th minute before getting an unlikely winner just three minutes before the final whistle through Buyens’ penalty.

Slade felt that Cardiff were completely in control of the match and he does not feel that his team deserved this defeat. This was the second loss in the last five matches for Cardiff and it pushes them closer to a mid-table position. Still, this is a completely improved form for the team that had previously gone several months without winning a game. Slade felt that he had no complaints about the penalty that was awarded in the final few minutes of the match. However, he felt that his team should have been significantly ahead by the time. Cardiff will be looking to win their next match away against Brentford.

"We dominated 75 per cent of that game so it is frustrating to say the least that we have lost. You could say we have been mugged.We dominated for long periods and should have put the three points to bed but we have to learn to manage the game for the whole 90 minutes.We didn't clear the danger or get tight enough at one cross and the second goal was totally unnecessary. But we also have to look at the fact that we didn't create enough clear-cut chances to put opposition to bed," said Slade.

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