Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray provided an honest assessment of Tuesday evening’s narrow defeat to Leicester City at King Power Stadium.
The forward was unable to convert two opportunities in front of goal after the restart as Albion pressed for a leveller in the Midlands, and admitted he should have scored against the Foxes.
He said, “At times we had control of the game, but we let them score early on, which knocked our game plan.
“After that we were chasing the game and I hold my hands up for the chance I missed at 1-0; we went two down shortly afterwards and then that made it even harder.
“Pascal [Gross] laid it back and I just went for power – I knew the goalkeeper wasn’t in his goal anymore and I just connected with it too sweetly. I leaned back too much, and unfortunately, it sailed over.
“We got back into the game and I thought we played quite well, but didn’t create too many other clear chances, so it’s a disappointing night.”
This season’s top scorer also emphasised that the side need to begin making their dominant spells in matches count, as well as highlighting his desire to put the frustrating evening behind him.
“We have to start taking our chances when they come along, and we know it’s something we have to sort out.
“I’m big and old enough now to know how to handle these situations – I’ve scored goals, but I’ve also missed chances as well, and it’s about trying to continue getting into those positions and backing yourself to score.
“You’ve got to take it on the chin and I know I could have done better with my chances, and as a side we have to defend a little better too.”