Allardyce: We've Only Got Ourselves To Blame
Blackburn Rovers manager Sam Allardyce discusses his thoughts on our draw at Wigan Athletic on Boxing Day with Sky Sports.
Allardyce thought that Rovers did more than enough to beat Wigan, however, we had to settle for a 1-1 draw after being found guilty of once again not taking the chances we created. However, fate was also on Wigan's side when a combination of luck and judgement helped Chris Kirkland deny Benni McCarthy a late winner.
Allardyce told Sky Sports: "I feel so sorry for the players. They've come out and played so well and created enough chances to see the game off.
"We've only got ourselves to blame. Fate is not in our favour at the moment. An example of that is Benni McCarthy's overhead kick late on. I don't know if Chris Kirkland knew much about it.
"The chances came and went. Unfortunately we only had a bad ten minutes at the start of the second half and we've let a goal in."
Big Sam knows that we should've killed off Wigan, however, by not doing that we put extra pressure on ourselves ahead of the match against Sunderland on Monday yet the Rovers manager wants to take the positives from the match as well.
He added: "It's a difficult place to play, but it's frustrating that we've not won. It puts that extra pressure on us for Monday.
"It's such a cruel league. If you don't take advantage of your chances you'll be punished. Today we only have ourselves to blame.
"We must take great encouragement from the performance. We had many other opportunities to have scored a second that would have killed Wigan off."
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