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Dann: Positives From Our Performance

17 December 2016

Scott Dann reflected on the single goal defeat against the league leaders, Chelsea, at Selhurst Park and felt that there were signs from the performance that things are moving in the right direction for the side. 

"There are positives we can take from the performance and they are there for all to see. We have come up against a strong team, at the top of the league and on a great run so we knew it was going to be tough but I thought the way we played for the majority of the match meant we maybe deserved to get something out of the game. It probably didn't fall for us at the other end of the pitch but if we continue to show the right commitment and togetherness and that type of performance going forward we will start picking up points and moving in the right direction."

Diego Costa's 43rd minute goal separated the two sides and it is one that the skipper wants to see again before deciding what could have denied Chelsea the chance to take all three points from their trip to south London. 

"We will take a look back on the goal and see what could have been done to prevent it but my first thought is that it was a good ball but we need to review it and see what could have been done better and make sure it doesn't happen again. 

"I thought we more than matched them for the majority of the game but they are on a good run and showed their quality but from our point of view we need to build on this performance but playing like today in future weeks will see us moving in the right direction."

Following Wednesday's defeat against Manchester United the squad were soon back at Selhurst Park to face another stern Premier League test but Dann believes the performances have shown that things can soon start changing for the better.  

"This week we have come up against two top teams and we have shown a resilience and also I thought we played well with the ball in this one, which maybe we haven't done so well in previous games but we need to keep going, grinding away and putting in the right performances and hopefully we will turn the corner."

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