Frustrated Cook rues same old problems for Pompey

Conor Chaplin sums up a miserable afternoon for Pompey which saw the Blues lose 2-1 to Stevenage at Fratton Park Picture: Joe Pepler

Conor Chaplin sums up a miserable afternoon for Pompey which saw the Blues lose 2-1 to Stevenage at Fratton Park Picture: Joe Pepler

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Paul Cook couldn’t hide his feelings as Pompey disappointed at Fratton Park again.

The Blues boss was a frustrated figure as his team fell to a 2-1 loss to Stevenage.

Cook admitted his team are continually ‘flattering to deceive’ as they followed up their midweek win at Luton with a massively-disappointing defeat.

He said: ‘We started well and looked quite bright.

‘Then we got flat and tired and moving the ball and doing the right things.

‘Then all the problems we can see in us appeared in the second half.

‘It’s so disappointing and I could be here all night talking about it.

‘We flatter so much to deceive and at the end of the day that’s where we’re at.

‘We were on a run and the tempo was good. but we are so negative sometimes in the way we pass.

‘You could write a book on what went wrong. It’s so disappointing.’

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