A Clean Sheet Is Great - Whittingham

23 March 2013 10:12
Opposing Manager's View

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham was a pleased man after his side's 2-0 win over Coventry City.

Speaking to BBC Radio Solent, Whittingham said about the win which lifts Pompey off the bottom of the League One table: "It was a good solid performance, I was really pleased with us defensively. When we were beaten, then Simon Eastwood was capable of saving shots, so that's really pleasing.

 "We know they're a good footballing side, they've got good rotation and they're good footballers, so we had to make sure that we worked hard to get close to them and try and stop them playing, and for the majority of time I think we did that.

 "It's just having a settled side and players that are willing to work for each other and put shifts in and cover and tackle and be strong. When you get that spirit in your side as well, which we've built up over the last few weeks, that's a huge asset to have.

 "It [moving up the table] lifts everybody up and most of all it lifts our great fans, who were superb again."

Source: Coventry MAD


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