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AFC Bournemouth: Red card played into Blackpool's hands claims Charlie Daniels
CHERRIES left-back Charlie Daniels agreed with referee Oliver Langford’s dismissal of Blackpool counterpart Jack Robinson – but conceded that the decision had played into the Seasiders’ hands.
Daniels, who marked his recent return from injury with an impressive display at Dean Court, felt Cherries were worth a share of the spoils during their 2-1 defeat yesterday.
But speaking after the loss against the Championship’s surprise table-toppers, he admitted he had been impressed by Blackpool’s resolute reaction to the red card.
Daniels told the Daily Echo: “When you look back at it, we created a greater number of chances but, unfortunately, didn’t take them. That makes all the difference in this league.
“The way they set up and the structure they had was very good. They stayed behind the ball and got their blocks in when they had 11 men, but particularly when they went down to 10. If anything, the red card played into their hands.
“He (Robinson) clipped Ryan as he came inside and he was going towards goal, so it was a yellow card. I was quite far away from the first booking so I can’t really comment on that, but he made the second challenge knowing he was on a yellow card.
“But getting blocks in and playing on the counter attack is their game so, after that, it was hard for us.
“We knew we had to keep the ball moving and I thought we did that but it never really happened for us. We just have to stay positive and be ready to go again against Barnsley.”
Asked about his own performance, Daniels added: “I worked as hard as I could for the team but the bottom line is we lost.
“We win as a team and lose as a team and it was never about how I played.”
Meanwhile, the 26-year-old, who has been laid low by a persistent condition known as plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligament on the sole of the foot, revealed the international break had come at just the right time to aid his recovery following his comeback at Doncaster Rovers a fortnight ago.
“I was lucky because I played against Doncaster and then had two weeks to get fit and ready,” added Daniels.
“We had some good sessions which gave me the chance to get plenty of running and strength work in, and I felt good for the 90 minutes (against Blackpool).”
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