'I think it's a fair result': Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink delivers his verdict on Burton Albion's draw against Blackpool
Burton Albion boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink felt last night's 1-1 draw against Blackpool was a fair reflection of the game.
Hasselbaink's in-form side were much the better team in the opening half and were well worthy of their one-goal lead, given to them by defender Hayden Carter.
But a half-time substitution changed the course of the game and Pool were well on top in the second period, eventually levelling things up through Luke Garbutt.
“In the first-half we played well, created a few chances, scored a goal and were in control,” Hasselbaink said.
“In the second, they made a substitution and changed and it was difficult for us at times.
“But they are a very good team, very well organised and drilled, difficult to break down. At the end of the day, I think it’s a fair result.
“They scored a little bit from our mistake, which is the only disappointment about it, because I think we could have cleared that ball. But coming to Blackpool and getting a point is not a bad thing.
“Of course you want to win and when you get our noses in front, you want to still take (maximum points). But I don’t think we kicked on in the second-half.
“We played the result a little bit instead of kicking on and doing what you need to do to make it 2-0. We didn’t do that well enough.
“But it can’t always go your way. If you look overall at the match it’s a well-deserved point.
“I don’t think we were as sharp as we have been, especially in the pressing, but on the other hand Blackpool did well.
“We keep on going and the boys have given everything again (tonight). The next game comes quick, and now it’s whether we can win that one, put in a good performance, get back to our best and try to take three points."
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