Upbeat Coyle rues soft goals
14 Sep 2009 - 16:07:02
Burnley manager Owen Coyle admitted his side's defensive frailties had been to the fore in the 4-0 defeat at Liverpool.
The Clarets may have beaten Manchester United and Everton already this term but have also lost to Stoke City, Chelsea and now Liverpool on their travels.
Coyle admitted: "We certainly take no points from it, and I'm disappointed we lost 4-0. I felt we started well and at 0-0 there was nothing in it.
"Liverpool had a couple of long-range shots and we looked comfortable, but what we do take from it is knowing that if you switch off at any given moment, the quality Torres, Benayoun, Gerrard have will punish you.
"The disappointment from my view was the goals we conceded. I felt they were soft.
"The first goal, albeit it was a very good finish, came after we backed off into our own box. To do that against the Liverpools of this world, you're going to be punished. That's what happened.
"The second goal looked offside on the rebound, and that gave us a mountain to climb.
"We still kept trying to come forward, created a few opportunities, and over the piece I can't argue with the result, Liverpool certainly merited the three points.
"There's positives to take, but, equally, there's work to be done in terms of stopping gifting soft goals."