The Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that the players got carried away with the occasion after suffering a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Crewe Alexandra. Coventry came into the match on the back of a brilliant run of form, which has seen them go on an unbeaten run in the last four matches. As a result of this form, they have been able to close the gap on the club’s in the play-off position. Coventry were expected to challenge for promotion spot, and Robins is extremely delighted that they are finally close to achieving the same. However, he said that the occasion got to the players during the match against Crewe Alexandra.
As a result of this defeat, Coventry City now face an uphill task to progress to the next round of the Johnson paints trophy. Coventry will have two more matches to recover the form before they face Crewe in the return leg. Coventry faced Crewe Alexandra in front of more than 30,000 fans, who were expecting the home team to win quite comfortably. Due to this electric atmosphere, Coventry started throwing men forward and forgot the task of defending. This allowed Crewe to score three goals and take a commanding position in the tie.
“It was an electric atmosphere but having created numerous chances we started to get anxious and we left the middle of the pitch wide open. You’ve got to give credit to Crewe because from their point of view it was a perfect away performance. And we knew that was what they were going to do so it’s disappointing that we didn’t stay calm. It didn’t help that they had a goalkeeper in inspired form. We were a victim of our own phenomenal support,” said the Coventry manager after the match. Coventry will face Yeovil town during the weekend.