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Cresswell: No excuse for the performance

Posted: Tue 26 Feb 2013
Author: www.southendunited.co.uk
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Ryan Cresswell

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Ryan Cresswell says Blues have no excuse for the poor performance at Barnet

Ryan Cresswell insisted there was no excuse for Blues’ poor performance at Barnet.

The defender was understandably disappointed as Blues lost 2-0 at Underhill on a night of real frustration.

Cresswell also felt that a blatant handball in Barnet’s penalty box summed up the night for Blues – but he was quick to admit there was no excuse for the defeat.

He said: “I thought we made quite a bright start but we just couldn’t get in front and that was a big turning point.

“They got their goal, which we were disappointed to concede the way we did, and that made it much harder for us.

“I think we needed a goal in the first-half to help us because playing up the slope in the second was difficult.

“We just didn’t seem to be playing at the level we’ve set ourselves and that simply can’t afford to happen at this stage.

“Every game between now and the end of the season is a cup final. That’s the way we have got to look at it – starting on Saturday.

“I think we should have been awarded a penalty, it was so blatant that I can’t believe the referee missed it.

“That summed up the night really. We can’t have any excuses because we were not good enough on the night and Barnet deserved it.”

Cresswell, coming up against his former club on Saturday, only has three points on his mind.

“It’s a big game for us, not just myself,” he added. “The only thing I am concerned about is getting three points.

“We have got to get a win on Saturday, we set ourselves a points target before Saturday at Wycombe so we need three points against Rotherham.

“If we can do that we can then have a rest next week before another massive game against Port Vale.”