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ERTL: NOT CLINICAL ENOUGH

21 October 2014

Austrian speaks in tonight's programme

Johnny Ertl says Pompey have to show more attacking intent in order to turn their form around.

The Blues have failed to win any of their last six matches in all competitions and were beaten 3-0 at Bury at the weekend.

Those games have yielded just three Pompey goals – and two of those have been netted by defenders.

But Ertl believes the entire team is responsible for firing the Blues back up the table.

“Our main aim right now is to start turning more of our opportunities into goals,” he says in the official matchday magazine for tonight’s clash with Stevenage at Fratton Park.

“You can see we have a solid base, which is something we’ve worked on, and it’s also promising that we’re creating a lot of chances.

“But we need to be more clinical when we have the ball in our opponents’ box.

“I’m not just talking about the strikers – we defend as a team, so we also need to attack as one. We’re putting in a lot of time on the training pitch to try to get things right.”

To read the full interview – where Ertl also talks about playing in defence this season – pick up your copy of the matchday magazine from programme sellers around Fratton Park.

You can also download it to read on your iPhone or iPad. Download the Matchday Digital app from the iTunes store, find the Pompey section and follow the instructions. Click here for more information.

Also in issue 10, Michael Drennan reveals some of his favourite things, while we take an in-depth look at Stevenage.

There are exclusive columns from chairman Iain McInnes, manager Andy Awford and skipper Ben Chorley.

Plus we have fantastic interactive content courtesy of our friends at Blippar and Navigate Digital.

Simply download the free Blippar app to unlock any of the pages that carry the Blippar logo (such as the one on the front cover).

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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