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Luka: We Can Turn It Around

23 September 2017

Luka Milivojevic believes that the sides first half performance against league leaders Manchester City should have seen them open their goal scoring account but instead they were left in the dressing room at the break contemplating what might have been as Leroy Sane scored the opening goal a minute before the br

Ruben Loftus-Cheek hit the woodwork and had another opportunity later on but both chances not being taken meant the Eagles were left still looking for their first goal of the season.

“The first half was a period of the game where we had three or four opportunities to score and certainly deserved at least a goal but then we conceded at a difficult time, just before the break, and then in a short space of time they score the second and third goals. We certainly didn’t give up but City are a side with a lot of qualities and they finished the game off.

"In our six league games so far this season there have been periods of the game where we have had opportunities to get the advantage but you need to show your quality and take the chances. Its part of showing your quality and we must improve and make sure we do that in our games coming up,” Milivojevic said as he reflected on a disappointing afternoon.

The squad return to Manchester next weekend with a match at Old Trafford and then a match against the Champions, Chelsea, at Selhurst Park but the midfielder is sure that the squad can turn their fortunes around.

“It’s a very difficult period for us after six games to still be looking for a first win but we know that we have a good squad and I am sure we can turn this current position around. We know we have two difficult matches coming up but it’s a long season and I am sure can turn this around and stay in this league."

Luka paid tribute post match to the fans support and is hoping that the believe remains on and off the pitch.  

“I would like to thank the fans who have once again shown great support today. They believe in us but we need to believe in ourselves.

“After the first half we were all feeling very positive and we went out with the intention to show the same again but their quality came through and they showed why they are first in the table and being impressive so far this season.”

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