‘I’m a fighter’: John Eustace’s every word as Birmingham City fell short against Luton

John Eustace saw his team fall to a ninth defeat in 11 against Luton Town as sloppy defending cost Birmingham City at least a share of the spoils.

Blues went to halftime with 0-0, but began the second half with rhythm, it was enough for Carlton Morris to score the only goal of a quintessential championship game.

This is what was discussed after the game.

Match analysis

I think it was a fighting performance, there was no game at all in the first half, the group of players who were there gave one hundred percent, they were fully committed. Obviously goals change games, the way we started the second half was really disappointing. The only message we gave the guys at half time was to go out there and keep up the good work, play in their half and make sure we win our duels early.

We had chances to kick the ball out of play, chances to stop the cross. Those basic things are what are letting us down right now.

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You had a team talk in the second half, what were you emphasizing?

Just let go of the shackles, I think when we concede goals, it affects our confidence a little bit, you can see that. The boys have nothing to fear, we have a young group that wants to do well in this football club. I just said ‘Take off your shackles, you don’t have to worry, let’s get into good areas.’


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