19th January 2017
DAVID Fox hailed the Green Army for their backing at Home Park as Argyle were edged out of the Emirates FA Cup after losing 1-0 to Premier League Liverpool.
More than 17,000 fans crammed into Home Park to witness a proud moment in the club's history as the Pilgrims battled out another 90 minutes against Liverpool. This time, after a 0-0 draw at Anfield, Lucas Leiva's headed goal in the first half saw the Reds through. Fox said it was a great experience, and that if the Pilgrims keep producing displays like that then the fans will turn up in their numbers.
"It was brilliant, it really was," said David. "They were behind us all game to be honest. They all stayed to the end. I don't think anyone left early and that was probably a show of appreciation for the effort the lads put in. We have ran them close in two games now. They are a top team; they make it very difficult for you.
"We stuck together; we were really compact; we were really tight as a unit. We had each others' backs out there, which was really pleasing. There are a lot of things we can take into the game on Saturday and forward from the positives that we can take from these two games.
"We gave it a go. We really did. I think the fans can be proud of our efforts, just like we were of theirs. We did give it a go. We made it a lot more competitive; we caused them a few more problems than the other game.
"Ultimately, we got done of a set-piece and that is disappointing. There are a lot more positives to be taken out of the whole two games, really. It has been two great games; the fans have been brilliant throughout them, and there is a lot we can take into the run-in now."
David enjoyed the game against Liverpool, as the ball was on the floor a lot which suits his style. Whilst he thinks Argyle could have posed more of a threat, he is proud of his team mates efforts.
"I don't think I have had so many headers to make tonight," said David. "Which is quite good for me. I normally have to head the ball quite a lot in League Two.
"They gave us a lot of respect with the team we picked and there were times when we did get on the ball. We passed it around well; I still thought we could have done more in the final third; we could have been a bit more of a threat than we were.
"At the end of the day, they are a top team and they make it very difficult for you they have the ball for long periods and it is difficult to transform from defending to attacking when you are defending for so long. They make the game very hard but we really can be proud of our efforts and what it shows is that, if we can produce performances, then hopefully the fans will keep coming in their numbers like they did tonight."
Jake Jervis hit the post from an overhead kick with just under 15 minutes to play, which was the pivotal moment in the game.
"It was the defining moment, really," said David. "A few inches the other side off the post and in and all of a sudden you have got a cup-tie on your hands."