Venables: I am really disappointed

Last updated : 12 December 2002 By The Gas Man

Speaking after the game, Venables told Channel Five: "I am really delighted with a lot of it - but in the end we are back to square one, which is a disappointment.

"I felt we were so much better for long periods of time. This (Malaga) is a very good side. But after they went a goal up we showed great spirit.

"We got back to 1-1, and I thought we were the team which was going to go ahead. To do that against a team that can play like that - and we did not let them play - I think means we did well up until half-time and then for 25 minutes afterwards."

"The last 20 minutes I just felt we went a bit flat and just did not believe, We were slow coming out and we gave them too much space.

"I am really disappointed."

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