Following the Robins narrow 1-0 defeat against Havnar Bóltfelag last week in the Faroe Islands, we spoke to manager, Chris Hughes for his comments on the game, and his thoughts ahead of the return leg at Park Hall this Thursday. This is what the gaffer had to say:
“Waking up on the morning of the game in Tórshavn, we knew that what was already going to be a tough game, was going to be even tougher due to the bad weather and strong winds that greeted us on the morning of the match. The conditions were still the same as we arrived at the stadium, and we were prepared for a difficult 90 minutes. We defended against the strong wind in the first half, and I thought we were excellent without the ball, and we restricted our opponents to very few opportunities. Our good work off the ball continued for the duration of the game and whilst I thought we could have done a bit better with the ball, I was pleased with the overall performance. Of course, we conceded a goal which came from a corner which we could have defended better, which in fairness we did do with all the other set plays that we faced”
Chris then turned his attention to the second leg and said – We go into the second leg with a fully fit squad and having now played against HB and having them watched beforehand, we know there will be no surprises for us. We have been able to identify their strengths and weaknesses and we feel that there are some areas of their game that we can look to exploit. We look forward to the game on Thursday, we are all raring to go!”
We again thank Chris for taking the time to talk to us and wish him and the lads the very best of luck for the second leg on Thursday.
Interview conducted by Gareth Thomas