Youl Never Walk Alone

19 September 2011 02:59
Even a draw feels like a defeat for Youl Mawene. Despite helping Aberdeen come from two goals down, Youl Mawene was disappointed with his side's 2-2 draw with Kilmarnock. The French defender scored his first goal for the club at Pittodrie on Saturday with a header from Kari Arnason's long throw. However, he bemoaned his side's lack of consistency, which has seen them take only six points from their opening eight game in the league. When asked if he was happy to have scored his first goal for the Dons, He said: "Not really, if I'm honest with you, as it feels like a defeat. We gave ourselves another mountain to climb after we conceded two goals. We will have to bounce back as at the minute it is just not good enough. Obviously the positive in this game was that when we were pushed into a corner we bounced back, but it is what you do when the score is 0-0 that really counts." The defender admitted he has been surprised by the Don's lacklustre start to the season. He went on: "I was hoping for a lot stronger start in terms of performance and points. I know that you are not going to be able to play well in every game but at the moment we are still far away from where we want to be. We don't seem to have that much consistency and sometimes in games the players go missing and that just can't happen." However Mawene is hopeful the Dons can give their season a kick-start against East Fife in the third round of the Scottish Communities League Cup tomorrow night. He added: "It is a game that we 100% have to win. We don't seem to quite have that winning mentality yet. The Old Firm teams are capable of always picking up maximum points whether or not they play well. We have to pick ourselves up and start working harder in training. We have got the talent and on paper we have a decent team but if the mentality is not quite right you are not going to win many games." Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels is hopeful that Mohamadou Sissoko, who has rejoined the club on loan from Udinese, can help shore up his side's defence after conceding six goals in their last three games. He added: "It's not the personnel that is the problem, it is the mental attitude and the assertiveness in how we play. We certainly looked better when Sissoko come on as a substitute. The biggest disappointment was that at 2-2 it looked as if we were wasting time and that's not what we are about. We brought Sissoko on to go and win the game in the last 15 minutes. We had the personnel to do that but for some strange reason, they looked as if they are playing for a point and that's not good enough."