ARGYLE midfielder Antoni Sarcevic typified the disappointment felt by all Pilgrims following Saturday’s 3-2 Sky Bet League One defeat to Burton Albion.
The 26 year-old returned to the line-up after injury but could not hide his frustration after watching his side lose to a late Kyle McFadzean goal, despite taking the lead twice through Freddie Ladapo.
“It’s disappointing,” said Sarce. “I feel like it’s always the same thing. It’s a game we should have taken points from, simple as that.
“It felt comfortable second half, there was one team in it, going for the win, at least it felt like that, but you can’t [need] to score four goals to win a game."
The midfielder believes the commitment of his team-mates could not have been faulted but he did admit the manner in which all three goals were conceded, especially McFadzean’s second headed goal six minutes from time, was difficult to stomach.
“I can’t comment on that [losing goals from set-pieces], that’s out of my area but you can’t concede three goals from the same thing; the same play; the same balls,” he said.
“There was not one player on the pitch that you could say didn’t try. It is us on the pitch, we have to make sure that doesn’t happen. We have to make sure the fans go home happy. We want that win and we want to make it happy for all of us, it’s frustrating, and that’s it.”
While Sarce knows the players can be open to criticism, he believes our fan-base cannot be bettered in this division and the team can only benefit from Green Army support to give a much-needed confidence-boost to the ranks.
“Games come thick and fast and we need them [the fans] there again, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure we get the win.
“Effort and commitment is the start [of the process]. The little things that aren’t going for us, it might go for us in one game. Confidence in football is massive. I said this last year; confidence in any team is key and, when that win comes, hopefully it’s something we can build on.
“Our fans are a different kettle of fish to any fan-base in this league, the way they travel and go in their numbers to follow us everywhere. We need them to be with us and we’ll do everything we can to win.”