Craddock calls for end to mistakes

09 November 2009 10:22
Wolves are second bottom after Arsenal left Molineux with a 4-1 victory on Saturday but Mick McCarthy's side actually bossed the contest in the early stages before the visitors grabbed a quick-fire two-goal lead courtesy of own goals by Ronald Zubar and Craddock.[LNB]And the Wanderers skipper has told his teammates it is essential they avoid another defensive nightmare when they travel to league leaders Chelsea after the international break.[LNB]"We started well but gave away a poor goal and that gave Arsenal the emphasis to push the ball around," said Craddock, who managed to grab a late consolation in Saturday evening's mauling.[LNB]"But the first 20 minutes was positive until they got sloppy goals which could have been avoided.[LNB]"If we'd stopped the first goal it could have been a different game.[LNB]"We were trying hard, we were trying to get back into that game but it was difficult.[LNB]"We have another massive one coming up against Chelsea so we have to put this behind us and work to the next game.[LNB]"We can't worry about the position we're in, we should just keep playing the football.[LNB]"We can survive. We have a good bunch of lads who are hard working but we know it's not going to be easy."[LNB]Meanwhile David Edwards reckons Arsenal are definite contenders for the title this year after experiencing first-hand the qualities of Arsene Wenger's outfit.[LNB]However, despite him describing the Gunners as the best team he has ever faced, the 23-year-old echoed his captain's verdict that Wanderers should have defended better.[LNB]Edwards said: "I've played international games and whatever and that's by far the best team I've ever played against.[LNB]"They pass and move the ball so well and I am sure that the spectators here at Molineux won't see a better team here this season.[LNB]"But as good as they were, we were responsible for our own downfall.[LNB]"We should have done better - the goals that cost us were our own fault."[LNB][LNB]

Source: Team_Talk