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Banide Left Frustrated With Result

15 September 2019

Head Coach Laurent Banide cut a frustrated figure after seeing his Oldham Athletic side draw 2-2 with Grimsby Town on Saturday.

Christopher Missilou and Filipe Morais put Latics in control at 2-0, but a late fightback, including a 90th minute equaliser meant both teams would take a share of the spoils.

Banide was happy with the performance on the whole, but he wasn’t pleased with the way Latics saw out the game.

“I think we played well, and we played better, but the problem is the lack of concentration when you're winning.” He said.

“After 2-0 we must close out the game and we must start learning this quickly because we are always left frustrated.

“It's difficult when you are frustrated each game and I feel frustrated, but I think we should have scored a few more as well.

“We overplayed at 2-0, it allowed them more space and we gave away opportunities and the game.

“It's a bad result, but I like to look at our performance and we played a lot better, but we need points and only that.”

Latics dominated much of the game and could have even scored a few more on the day.

However, it wasn’t to be and Banide says the performance doesn’t mean much if they can’t take away the three points.

“It's better, but the problem is the result because it's not good.” He commented.

“We're happy because we saw more from the team, but we need points so it's important to concentrate in these situations.”

Once the final whistle had gone, it was clear to see the frustration left on the Oldham players as they came off the pitch.

Banide believes it could be down to maturity within the squad and he hopes his players will learn from the game going forward.

“(After the game) I told them we played well in the first half and that we need to continue.

“We were controlling the game, but we must be more mature in these situations and see it out.

“We tried to move everywhere and continue to attack, I know it's enjoyable when we play like this, but the result is important, and we're now left frustrated.

“It's not a good atmosphere in the changing room after the game, but we must go again on Tuesday.”

Morais and Jonny Smith caught the eye on Saturday with Morais grabbing a goal on his second home debut for the club.

Smith had a decent cameo appearance in the final 15 minutes and Banide believes they have fit right into the squad.

“We're happy about him and Jonny (Smith), they have a good connection with the rest of the squad.

“It's good news, but we must continue to improve and be patient with this team.”


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