Walsall boss Darrell Clarke said he was bitterly disappointed by the teams performance during last nights Carabao Cup defeat to Crawley Town.
The Saddlers gave away three sloppy goals and despite scoring two we were always up against it. For the second game running the Saddlers defence switched off and were left chasing the game.
He said whilst the players showed effort their naivety let them down and mistakes need to be learned from so we aren’t constantly chasing games.
Whilst Clarke paid tribute to Crawley’s approach he said that his side need to do better if they are to continue their start in the league.
Speaking to the Express and Star, Clarke said
“It wasn’t good enough for me”
“I thought the effort and endeavor was there but that is the minimum standard we are going to be setting at this football club.”
“It was naive. We got back into the game and then concede a goal 30 seconds after that. We got a bit of momentum and killed it.”
“I’m very disappointed with the goals we conceded and thoroughly disappointed to be out the cup.”
The Saddlers exit the Carabao Cup at the first hurdle for the eighth time in the last twelve years.
Over 1,300 tickets have been sold for Saturday’s trip to Crewe.
Lets put last night behind us and get another league win.