REACTION | We weren't good enough, says Robinson

George Jones reports from The Valley

Karl Robinson labelled his side’s performance as “not good enough” following Charlton’s 2-0 defeat against Peterborough United at The Valley on Saturday afternoon.

The Addicks fell behind to Ryan Tafazolli’s header on 21 minutes and, despite a decent start to the second period from the hosts, in which they twice hit the frame of the goal, the Posh doubled their lead through Gwion Edwards.

And afterwards the Manager said that his team have a lot of improving to do.

“We were well below it today; we weren’t good enough,” he said “We were second to most balls and we did not play well.

“Not at any stage will I question my players as people but today our performance was not good enough. Peterborough were better than us.

“We started off very well in the first 15 minutes, we stuck to a game plan and we tried to get chances. In the first 15 minutes of the second half, it was the same. We hit the post, hit the bar and then, all of a sudden, we just disintegrated.

“There is a lot of work to be done and I was not happy with what I saw today. We have got our biggest game of the season on Wednesday.”

Robinson was not disappointed with the effort that his players – some of whom played 120 minutes on Tuesday night – put in but insisted that their display needed to be much better collectively.

He said: “To be fair to the players, they are a great group of people. The staff work so hard, the players work hard and today they were just nowhere near the levels.

“I can’t mask 10 minutes in the first half and 15 minutes in the second half as if that is good enough to dominate a game of football.

“I can’t remember Dillon making too many saves either – it wasn’t as if we have been trounced. When we stuck to our job, we looked like a team with purpose and a threat. When we didn’t, we looked very fragile. We want to be strong and solid.

“I won’t use it as an excuse but we had extra time on Tuesday and no Rudd, no Solly, no Pearce, no Holmes, no Novak; they are fundamental factors that support that but, at a club like Charlton, the players that come in need to perform better than they did today.”

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