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Barton Reflects On Disappointing Afternoon

26 December 2015

Joey Barton reflected on a difficult afternoon at the KC Stadium as the Clarets suffered a 3-0 defeat.

Second-half goals from Jake Livermore and Abel Hernandez put the Tigers ahead, before Sam Clucas sealed a Boxing Day win in injury time.

And the experienced midfielder felt the first goal was always going to be the turning point after an even first period.

He said: “We’re just disappointed really. There wasn’t much in the game and in the first-half I think if anything, we were slightly the better side.

“It was always going to be a case of whoever got that first goal would have massive impetus and credit to their lad. We’ve not stopped the cross coming in and he’s got off the back of me.

“I thought I had the ball initially and the ball has taken it slightly but it’s one hell of a strike so take nothing away from him.

“After that we’re chasing the game and leave ourselves a little bit vulnerable.”

Attentions now quickly turn to the home clash against Bristol City on Monday, and Barton is hoping that the Clarets can get straight back to winning ways and consolidate their home form.

Barton added: “We obviously weren’t the best we could be today but for long periods of the game until they scored I thought we were the better side.

“Those are the fine margins at this level and it is back to the drawing board - it’s a massive game on Monday at Turf Moor against Bristol City.

“We had a good result against Charlton after a little bit of a disappointing spell. It’s never good to lose to teams who are going to be in and around the Play-Off.

“We need to consolidate what we’re about away from home and start to improve away.”

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