Waine Rooney accepts the first defeat as the Derby County's manager

Sunday17 January 2021 | 0:07
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“That’s the disappointing thing and, if I’m being honest, I don’t think we deserved anything from this game." he said.

Waine Rooney

accepts the defeat against


and declares that this defeat is what they actually deserved.

The former England captain, who has just started managing

Derby County

, said:

“Today Rotherham outfought us.

“Our quality on the ball and our concentration levels weren’t where they should be.

“That’s the disappointing thing and, if I’m being honest, I don’t think we deserved anything from this game.

He also mentioned the outbreak of the coronavirus but said that this must not be count as a reason for this defeat.

“The lads looked good and sharp in training the last few days.

 “We seemed to lack edge and let ourselves down when in possession and under pressure.

“We know we can play better than we did today, but I don’t think we even deserved a point today.

“We gave silly free-kicks away in dangerous areas and that’s what Rotherham were looking for as it’s a big part of their game.

 “You understand players making mistakes. But hopefully it’s a one-off and we can respond properly.”

 This victory, however, was the first win at derby since 1965 for Rotherham.

Paul Warne

, the club's boss, expressed his happiness and said:

“I’m really pleased and I thought we played really well,” he said.

“We put some dangerous balls in the first half but it didn’t quite drop for us.

“I expected Derby to come out stronger in the second half and raise their game and they did have a little spell.

“We’ve been on the wrong end of a few results lately, so it’s nice for it to go our way today.

“A 1-0 away win is really impressive and the clean sheet has cheered me up no end.

“The fact we’ve come here and competed, the lads can be really proud of what they’ve done.”



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