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Mixed feelings for Moritz

Posted: Mon 30 Dec 2013
Author: @ENorris_BWFC

Midfielder speaks to the official club website following Wanderers' defeat against the Foxes

Having scored twice against Leicester City in Sunday's 5-3 defeat at the King Power Stadium, Andre Moritz admitted that it was undoubtedly a case of mixed emotions at following the clash.

In a game which saw six goals in the first half alone, Wanderers were ultimately undone by two late strikes from the hosts to leave the East Midlands empty handed.

A bitter pill to swallow for Moritz who now has five goals to his name for the club, the midfielder explained his frustration at the final result given the endeavour shown by the team against the league leaders.

“It’s mixed feelings because we were twice in front, but it was just a crazy game,” he told the club website after the final whistle. “We were capable of scoring really good goals and putting them under pressure a couple of times during the game, but we keep conceding too easy goals.

“I was lucky to be there and put the ball in the back of the net twice, but it doesn’t count for anything.

“As a team, we need to defend better and be more focused on the game – especially when you play against as strong a team as Leicester, if you give them half a chance they will put the ball in the back of the net.

“We just need to be more solid in the games coming up, but I think for large parts of this match we had the control of the ball. I think we deserved at least a point, but it’s onto to next match.”

With Wanderers next in action against Middlesbrough on New Year’s Day, the 27-year-old confessed that the quick turnaround of fixtures could work to the team’s advantage as they look to bounce back at the first time of asking.

“We have to start 2014 with three points against Middlesbrough with the supporters on our side and hopefully start a run," he said. "That is what it’s about – winning games.”

He added: “It’s a really important game for us – it’s the first one in 2014 at home and we need to win more games at the Reebok. 

“We know that we need to be better at home, but I think we’re on the right track and we are finding the way we want to play. I just hope we can play well against Middlesbrough, defend better and keep on scoring.”