Mark Robins hails Alex Neil’s cold resilience as he delivers ‘a stunning’ verdict after Stoke City’s 0-0 draw…

Coventry City manager Mark Robins expressed mixed emotions following their goalless draw with Stoke City at the CBS Arena. While he was pleased to halt their four-match losing streak, he was frustrated by their inability to convert their chances.

“I’m pleased with stopping the rot, because it was getting boring,” Robins said. “But I’m frustrated because we could and should have taken the chances we created to have taken the game away from a really good side.”

Robins praised the overall work rate of his players, particularly highlighting the performances of Joel Latibeaudiere, Jake Bidwell, and the midfield. However, he admitted that they lacked a clinical touch in front of goal.

“There were some decent passages of play but we just got things wrong in the execution of the final pass or touch to finish,” he said.

Stoke City manager Alex Neil also acknowledged that his side lacked a “real punch” in attack. He felt that they created opportunities but failed to capitalize on them.

“We got into some really good areas,” Neil said. “We doubled up down the sides a lot, we made that overlap to get to the by-line probably about six or seven times. When you get there, you’ve got to create better opportunities whether it’s a clear cut back or you stand it up to the back post.”

Neil concluded that neither side had done enough to win the game.

“I thought they had some good moments but really not having enough to win the game,” he said.




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