Bowyer reflects on loss at Millwall

Charlton Manager Lee Bowyer said he would have been disappointed with a draw following the Addicks late 2-1 loss at Millwall.

Bowyer bemoaned his side's poor defensive work at set-pieces with the Lions scoring headed goals from at the start and the end of a competitive derby.

The manager's full post-game interview will be available on Valley Pass later this evening.

Below are some of the talking points...

On the defeat to Millwall…

"We were better than them, I thought, from start to finish. They scored from two set pieces which is not good enough from us. We know that that is a big part of their game and we worked hard on it all week. 

"We had good chances as well, in the first half especially. Their ‘keeper made some outstanding saves. After we equalised in the second half we were on top and then we end up conceding in the last minute, and we come away with nothing.

"We should have won the game and to come away with nothing, is so disappointing."

On defending set pieces… 

"Do your jobs. That’s what it comes down to. Do your job and make sure your man doesn’t score. We didn’t do that today; we weren’t good enough and that wasn’t good enough. Coming to a tough place like this with the atmosphere… intimidating. You have to be a man. Stand up and do your job properly and today that is what cost us. 

"Whether you like it or not, no matter how well you play if you don’t do your defensive jobs properly then you’ve always got a chance of conceding."

On the record having an effect on the game…

"No [It doesn’t have an effect] because we were better than them, I’ve told the players that. We haven’t beaten Millwall for more than 23 years, but we should have won this today and if we’d done our defensive duties better then we would have won it comfortably. 

"The players know the importance of this game, I’ve been telling them all week. It’s frustrating because, in my eyes, we should be coming away with three points but we’re leaving with nothing."

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