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ATANGANA: WE’RE ALL GUTTED

3 April 2015

Midfielder felt Blues were unlucky not to beat United

Nigel Atangana says Carlisle were fortunate to deny Pompey victory.

The Blues had recovered from falling behind after just 88 seconds to lead 2-1 at the break.

Jed Wallace put them back on level terms with a magnificent strike before sending in a low cross for Matt Tubbs to convert.

But Charlie Wyke snatched an equaliser with virtually the last kick of the game to ensure a share of the spoils.

And Atangana was frustrated that Pompey were unable to hold on and secure all three points.

The French midfielder said: “It’s very difficult when you concede a goal in the last minute, but things like that happen in football.

“I thought they were very lucky to get a point and it’s hard to take – everyone was gutted afterwards.

“We didn’t start well and our performance wasn’t good enough in the first 15 minutes.

“But after that we kept the ball a lot better and deserved to go in ahead at half-time thanks to two good efforts.

“Jed’s had a great season and he did really well with a goal – which was a great strike – and then an assist.

“Now we need to leave this match behind and look ahead to facing Plymouth at Fratton Park on Monday.”

Atangana was making his first start in exactly one month and was delighted to be selected at Brunton Park.

He said: “It’s always good to play games and I was very pleased to be back in the team.

“I hadn’t started for quite a while, but I’ve always been ready to give 100 percent for the club and the fans.”

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