Gerrard claims Aston Villa deserved something from Man City defeat | OneFootball
Gerrard claims Aston Villa deserved something from Man City defeat
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard believes his side deserved something from Wednesday's clash with Manchester City.
Gerrard suffered his first loss as Villa boss as City ran out 2-1 winners at Villa Park.
Speaking after the game, Gerrard told reporters: "The performance second half was really good. It maybe deserved that we take something from the game. We lacked a bit of belief at the start of the first half. That is a combination of them having top players and manager. We got a foothold and then conceded. The second goal we could have stopped the game higher up the pitch. The reaction I got, I can't ask for more. I think the fans appreciated that. We have come so closer to getting something from the game.
"We are playing against a team that have just been to the European Cup final, have world class players and possibly the best manager in the world. We appreciate what we are up against. But to take them to the end that is a real positive. I can't ask for ore effort.
"We scored a fantastic goal from a set play. Ollie was unplayable at times. Young kid comes on and his big moment comes. Keeper makes a save but he will learn from that. We also has real decent shout for a penalty. I don't understand why the referee didn't look at the screen."