Defender offers his thoughts following Wanderers' narrow defeat to Welsh outfit at Macron Stadium
Despite opening his account for the club in Saturday’s defeat to Cardiff City, Dorian Dervite admitted his personal achievement was insignificant as Wanderers were harshly denied a result against the Bluebirds.
With the visitors having opened the scoring through Tony Watt only to be pegged back by a Gary Madine long range effort, Scott Malone restored Cardiff’s lead before Dervite struck from six yards to notch his first goal for the Whites since moving to Macron Stadium last summer.
But with Anthony Pilkington’s 80th minute strike condemning Bolton to defeat for only the second time in the league this season on home soil, Dervite was left frustrated at the final whistle with the Frenchman unable to take any solace from breaking his duck for the club.
“I am pleased to finally get my first goal for Bolton, but obviously I wish it was in different circumstances because I would rather not score and win the game, but hopefully I can get another one soon and this time get the victory.
“It is very disappointing yet again - it seems to be the same every week. I felt that we looked a good team but we failed in the crucial areas in both boxes which cannot happen. It is very frustrating.
“In a professional football game, if you don’t defend your area or perform well in front of goal you are not going to win games. We need to keep believing in ourselves.
“It is perhaps down to a lack of confidence. If you miss one chance like we did in the first half when it was 1-1, that was a big opportunity for us and everybody felt like things just weren’t going to fall for us once again.
“The result should not have happened though and we need to keep fighting until we get our next win which will hopefully be in our next game.”
He continued: “We have to take the positives – obviously we lost and that is very disappointing, but there were some good points from our play tonight and we need to do the same in our next game.
“Ahead of every game, we always believe – on the pitch, regarding the circumstances it can change a bit and we can feel it sometimes but we have to improve on that.
“In the situation that we are in, we can’t afford to put our heads down – we have to fight and fight until the end.”
The defender also paid tribute to the club’s fans, with the centre-half praising them for their backing throughout a testing 90 minutes at BL6.
“The support we get from the fans is very important and we need it,” he said. “They have been behind us all the time and we feel bad because they are not getting the results that their support deserves.
“We feel embarrassed about that, so we have to change it around and make sure that we get a win to build on.”
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