Jacob Neestrup

Neestrup reflects on defeat to FCM

Jacob Neestrup admits missed chances cost his F.C. Copenhagen side at least a point in Friday's 2-0 defeat at FC Midtjylland.

The hosts took the lead through Mads Sørensen midway through the first half and, despite FCK controlling at game after the break, Dario Osorio secured three points for FCM in stoppage time.

"In the first 30-35 minutes, FC Midtjylland were clearly better than us in all aspects of the game, both collectively and individually, and that was decisive to the result," says head coach Neestrup.

"I think we came back at them better after they scored the opener, and in the second half it was a completely different picture. We created lots of chances, and I know they also missed a penalty, but if we could have equalised then I believe we could have gone on to win.

"The game was in the balance right to the end, although I'm not saying we deserved to win. They were significantly better than us in the first half hour, and the road to use coming back over the rest of the game was too long.

"They were overall better than us, and that also applies tactically, where the plan I had laid out didn't work in the first half hour. So we win and lose together, and there are players who have to take responsibility, and so do I as a coach.

"The main reason was that we were too poor on the ball, because there were opportunities to put our game in the spaces on the pitch where we wanted, but we only managed to change that in the second half."