Wenger: 'I thought we did enough to win the game'

Last updated : 29 January 2006 By Chris Parry
He said after the game:

"I thought we did enough to win the game. It was a match we should have won by three goals. We played away from home with a very young side and I cannot remember Bolton creating one chance until the moment they scored.

"We created plenty of dangerous situations in the second half. We were resolute and determined. We took over after 25 minutes and dominated the second half in the middle of the park. It is very cruel and difficult to take, losing a game like that.

"We have got knocked out in the last minutes of two cups. In the first game (against Wigan) we were always under threat of conceding a goal but not today."

"It was a misunderstanding that led to the goal. There was a gap between Philippe Senderos and Campbell. Stelios took advantage of it. That's a few times now he has scored headers against us. That is down to lack of experience I feel.

"The boys are distraught as it was one of our better away games. We had the right spirit and tried for every ball. We had some players who have, in my opinion, a great future."

The future might well be great, but it seems clear that Wenger stubbornly refuses to do anything about 'the present'. I don't advocate short-term fixes, but there seems to be an air of resignation about the man at the moment that is deeply worrying.