On having Jens Lehmann in the team…
Jens has been fantastic and he is a fantastic professional. He’s been talking to the lads and has come out today to get himself ready for what the manager wants to use him for. He is first-class.

On what the players can learn from him…
The way he is so professional and the way he approaches every single game. He is a credit to our profession. The lads are lucky to have him in there.

On Jérémie Aliadière’s first game in eight months…
It was good to see him playing again after a bad injury and hopefully he will get himself a club. I thought as the game went on he looked more and more dangerous.

On Ignasi Miquel’s sending off…
It definitely made it harder. I don’t know if there was a covering defender but it is always going to make it tough for us. Whether it changed the game, I don’t know.

On the response after going down to ten men…
The lads showed good discipline. I’m a bit disappointed because we have given away two sloppy goals. From good positions, they have ended up getting two goals not through their play. That is a bit disappointing on our part. The spirit and the character was good so there are good things to take out of the game.

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