Russell Slade is disappointed Everton couldn’t make use of the chances versus Nottingham Forest the other day.
Everton desperately wanted a win to boost their chances to make the playoffs, but, Forest denied that by playing some ultra defensive Football.
The Blues were clearly the better team in the contest in all aspects, but, it’s because of their failure to convert the chances, they fell short of victory.
Slade was of the opinion that Forest’s defensive play was a factor, but, according to him, the number of chances his team got; they should definitely have scored more than one goal in the game.”
In the words of Slade, “We could have scored a couple more goals in the first 45 minutes. But, we missed the opportunities.”
“Their strategy was pretty clear. They wanted to be as deep as they could. But, it was up to us to unlock the defence and we failed to do that, much to our disappointment.”
“We have to be more ruthless and make sure the pressure we put on opposition, we don’t let it get released. We must make the opportunities count.”
There was, however, not too much of disappointment in the Forest camp.
Their boss Dougie Freedman was quoted as saying, “Our plan was to take the pace out of the game later on and lessen the intensity of the Everton supporters.”
“A good team performance I would say. The youngsters played really well. It was fantastic to see them get going right away.”
This was the 10th draw for Nottingham Forest in the English second tier in the ongoing season. They have won 7 games too and with a total of 31 points, they are currently stationed at no. 14 in the points table, 5 places below Cardiff City.