SCORER Tom Ince has called on his team-mates to find the killer touch needed to win games
The 20-year-old striker handed Blackpool an early lead only for two second-half goals to see them leave Derby County empty-handed last night.
And Ince believes getting a second goal when ahead is so vital.
He said: “It’s a game we thought we should have won after the first-half display. But we didn’t come out and impose ourselves on the second half and we got punished.
“We had that ten or 15-minute period in the second half when we needed to calm them down and get a killer goal.
“But unfortunately we didn’t attack well enough. And, given the chances they had, we didn’t defend well enough either.
Ince once again caught the eye, firing his seventh goal of the season and fourth in three games.
But despite his good personal form, the former Liverpool man thinks it’s time Pool went back to basics to win games.
After the first-half performance we looked very comfortable,” he said.
“We pressed the ball well, looked good and didn’t really have any problems.
“Derby came out in the second half firing and I’m afraid we weren’t alert to them.
“We paid the price. We conceded two poor goals.
“We’ll have to go back to basics and work on what went wrong.
“We knew that Derby would come out firing, but we came out sloppily and didn’t start in the second half.
“Teams will punish you if you play like that.
“We have to pick ourselves up. It was a massive disappointment but we have to go down to Peterborough now and try to get three points.