Date: 30th December 2009 at 8:01am
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Martin O’Neill described last nights defeat to Liverpool as ‘very hard to take’ because he firmly believed we did enough to win the game.

Speaking on the Official Site following the 0-1 loss Monny bemoaned a lack of luck for the defeat, pointing to all the chances we had to wrap the game up.

‘We should have won the game. Not only did we not win it, we lost it. It was hard to take.’

O’Neill looked distraught on the touchline as Torres nicked the winner on 93 minutes, and was left simply to promise we would get back to winning ways following our last two games.

‘Someone asked me after the game – has it been a poor Christmas? Well of course it has, because we have lost both games,’ and without looking for excuses O’Neill did point to two games in 48 hours, with Liverpool having a little more rest – but was quick to point out even allowing for that he thought we finished strongly.

The debates about strikers, Carew, and hoofball have already begun so I’ll leave those to others. I’d only be repeating myself.

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