on the performance…
We started reasonably well, and we passed it quite well without really looking that dangerous. We tried to be a bit patient and get into some goalscoring positions but the final ball wasn't quite right, and there was some good defending by them. In the second half we lost our way for the first 20 minutes, then in the last 20 it looked like we would get a goal or two.

on feeling frustrated…
It is disappointing because you want to win games, and I felt we did enough to win this one. In the last 20 minutes we got into some good goalscoring situations. Maybe with a bit more composure, with a bit more accuracy or alternative selection [we would have scored]. But we got in there, which was good. We did not start too well, there was nothing going on in the game, and then we picked it up. That was pleasing.

on Olympiacos' late chance…
It would [have been harsh on us]. That is the nature of football - if you don't get your noses in front, that can always happen. They are a strong side, they have a couple of players who look very mature - the two centre backs are very good for them. The chance where the ball went over the top and the centre forward nearly got in, well we would have been very disappointed [if that had gone in] as you should not get done by one ball.

on the lessons from the match…
They will have learnt that football is a difficult game, and you have to keep playing at your best to get results. You also can't switch off, because if you do then the opposition will hurt you. I would think playing against teams like this, who are slightly different from the norm, will help the players' education.

on improvements from game in Athens…
With Jon Toral and Kriss Olsson in, it gave us more passing options but then late in the game Isaac Hayden and Anthony Jeffrey came on and I thought they turned it around for us.

on getting through the group…

There are still points to be had, the other teams are in a similar position to us. We are in a decent position.

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