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Bilel: We should have won the game

2 March 2013

Mohsni says Blues showed they are just as good as Rotherham and can still reach the play-offs

Bilel Mohsni insists Blues can still make the play-offs despite falling six points behind after a 1-1 draw with Rotherham United.

Rotherham scored in the 89th minute to secure a point, and Bilel admits the lads were disappointed to have not won.

But the Frenchman says that Blues proved they are just as good as Rotherham, who look good for promotion, with a strong second-half showing at Roots Hall.

Bilel said: “I think we were a bit anxious and a bit nervous in the first-half and we didn’t really get going.

“It was a bit of a scrappy first-half but we were much better after the half-time break and deserved to win.

“We were better than Rotherham and played some good football and had some good chances.

“But we were really unfortunate not to win the game. I should have headed the ball clear but it just went over me and they scored.

“I am disappointed and the lads are gutted but we will go again on Saturday against another good side in Port Vale.”

Bilel was also amazed by Kevan Hurst’s goal that gave Blues the lead. He said: “I thought he was going to cross it but it was such a good goal.

“I forgot to celebrate because I was just amazed at the goal. It was an absolutely brilliant goal and it deserved to win us the game.”

He was also happy to be back in the side and delighted with the way he has settled in since coming back to Roots Hall.

He said: “The lads have been great and it feels really good to be back. I was very happy to start the game today.

“I thought I would be on the bench but the manager said on Friday I was starting and I wanted to repay the faith he showed in me.

“I am happy to play anywhere, whether it’s in defence or attack, I just like to be playing and can’t wait for the next game now.” 

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