“So it is not easy. I hate excuses because you only want to move forward, but we had new players coming into the team.
“Football is all about relationships on the pitch. It is always about the timing of the pass one forward wants, whether you go inside, or you come on the outside.
“Those sorts of things are what you work on the training pitch.
“We are now working on them in-game to try and get a lot of improvement. It is normal for results to be affected when you are talking about teams you expect to be at the top.”