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McInnes: ‘today feels like a missed opportunity’

Sun 03 January 2021 | 8:42

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes has expressed his feelings about their 0-0 draw against Dundee United as ‘a missed opportunity.’

Now with their draw, they have been moved a point further ahead of Hibernian, who are fourth in the

Premiership

table, and a point closer to second-place Celtic.

McInnes

believes their draw was ‘a missed opportunity’ for them but he was very happy as Celtic and Hibernian both lost their games on Saturday.

“Our focus is on ourselves. I want to make sure we control what we can and today feels like a missed opportunity,” McInnes said.

“It’s a point gained on other teams, but it’s the type of game where we feel we should be picking up three points.

“If you’d spoken to me at half time I’d have been really pleased. Although we hadn’t scored, the attacking threat of the team was clear to see and our wide men were really prominent and we got plenty of crosses in.

“I thought we were very good and asked for more of the same, but I’m extremely disappointed we haven’t followed that through. We were guilty of poor decision-making.

“I thought Dundee United’s front two throughout the game were good and I thought United were better in the second half.”

Dundee United manager Micky Mellon felt they had ‘the better chances.’

“I always try to be fair and I thought it was a tough, hard-fought game from two honest teams. We certainly played our part in it,” he said.

“I have a lot of respect for

Aberdeen

and Derek McInnes. We knew we’d have to hit the level of performance that we did today in order to get something out of it.

“We did have probably the better chances, but it was a hard-fought game with two sets of players going for a victory.”


source: SportMob