Danny Cowley: I take full blame for awful Portsmouth defeat to Cambridge United

Danny Cowley insisted he took full responsibility for Pompey’s miserable loss to Cambridge.

Saturday, 18th September 2021, 6:02 pm
Danny Cowley today against Cambridge

The Blues fell to their third defeat on the spin as they fell to 15th in the League One table at Fratton Park with a 2-1 reverse.

The home crowd vented their anger on the half time and full-time whistles - and after conceding the second goal.

Cowley said the buck stopped squarely with him for the defeat.

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He said: ‘It’s bitterly disappointing and ultimately I take full responsibility.

‘It was a performance which was well short of what our club and brilliant supporters deserve.

‘I thought we lacked intensity and I thought we lacked aggression and purpose in our play in the first half.

‘We had an awful lot of the ball and Cambridge came to sit in and frustrate - and did a really good job of that.

‘It was a disappointing first goal to concede and that made the game instantly tougher.

‘It took until the second goal for us to show any level of response - and I ultimately take responsibility for that.’