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We have to take responsibility

4 October 2020

Nottingham Forest midfielder Harry Arter said the players have to take responsibility for yesterday’s defeat against Bristol City.

The Reds started slowly to gift The Robins a two-goal lead but hit back strongly, coming across an in-form Daniel Bentley in goal but ultimately it wasn’t to be as they suffered a fourth straight defeat.

Speaking after the game, Arter said: “The result sums it up, we can’t start playing after going a goal or two goals down at any level. That is the disappointing thing from today because you saw in the second half, when we got going we created a lot of chances and I felt that we were the better team, but you can’t gift goals like that.

“Before the game, everyone seemed to understand their roles and want to take responsibility for their own performance and that was what was needed. The whistle went and we didn’t start the way we prepared for it and the way the game went, if we started like we ended then it would have been a better day for us.

“Everyone has to take some time now and look at themselves in the mirror because the older I have got, the more I have realised that as players we like to blame or point fingers, but ultimately we are the ones on the pitch and we have to take responsibility for that.

“The only good and positive thing we can take from it is that we didn’t give up, we didn’t throw the towel in and we went right to the end. You always have to try and look at the positives, no matter how bad the situation is, so we have that to hold on to.”

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