Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News


11 September 2016

Defender says outcome more important than performance

There was a period at the end of the first half on Saturday when it was difficult to catch breath.

Three goals were scored in the space of just five minutes, as Pompey fans experienced joy, then frustration and finally joy again.

Gary Roberts and Conor Chaplin both netted in that period, while Carl Baker also found the target after the interval as Wycombe were beaten 4-2 at Fratton Park.

It was Christian Burgess who headed home the Blues’ first, however, and he was happy with the outcome, even if the performance was not perfect.

The defender said: “The ball looped up, I saw it and just thought that I had to throw myself at it. It came off my head and sometimes they go in, sometimes they don’t.

“It was a good game for the neutral! People took their chances and I’m delighted for Conor – what a goal that was.

“I thought the team were better against Crawley the previous week – and also from a personal point of view.

“But the important thing is that we’ve got the three points. We’re delighted to have them in the bag and now we move on to the next one.

“We’re on a good run of form at the moment, but it’s still very early in the season and we’re certainly not getting carried away.”

Burgess was unhappy that Paul Hayes was allowed to score a brace for the visitors and hopes that Pompey will be able to tighten up at the back.

He said: “Wycombe play with plenty of runners off him up front and have got lots of experience, but we should have anticipated the second goal a bit better.

“I think that’s definitely something we’ll have to take a look at going forward and try to improve on.”

Advertisement block