Charlton AthleticSport

Charlton Athletic boss: My players failed to deliver gameplan set out for them

By Richard Cawley

richard@slpmedia.co.uk

Karl Robinson felt his Charlton side failed to execute the game plan as they lost 2-0 at home to Shrewsbury today.

The Addicks struggled to get going and there were boos at the full-time whistle.

Robinson said: “We didn’t stick to a gameplan. Every single player lost their one-v-one duels.

“The game plan was to be more aggressive than normal and play forwards, get behind them because they are a very high-pressing team.

“That’s what they thrive on. We didn’t ask the players to play sideways and backwards – we warned them no sideways or backwards – all it would do is encourage their press and they squeeze by 15 to 20 yards.

“For some reason they thought they were better than they were. We were nowhere near good enough. They thought talent would over-ride their energy and honesty levels.

Joe Aribo’s early shot is pushed over
Photo: Paul Edwards

“If you look at 80 per cent of the football, we were second best. We 100 per cent deserved [the boos].”

Robinson reject claims that his side got a wake-up call on the levels needed.

“No. We knew what the level was. They did exactly what I knew they would do. They didn’t do anything special, that I didn’t know.

“We played into their hands. We showed a bit of fight, it wasn’t like we laid down and died. It just wasn’t good enough.”

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

 


Everyone at the South London Press thanks you for your continued support.

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing:

“A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.

   

 

   

If you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can make a donation which will allow us to continue to bring stories to you, both in print and online. Or, please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ

One thought on “Charlton Athletic boss: My players failed to deliver gameplan set out for them

  • mike burns

    Sorry, Just as expected, and defeat at Wimbledon and you can forget the play-offs.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.