ARGYLE midfielder Antoni Sarcevic feels the frustration in recent weeks of failing to punish teams when we are in the ascendancy and the wish now is to rectify that at Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday.
This frustration was abundantly clear last Saturday, when we had in incredible 39 entries into Cheltenham Town’s penalty area but failed to convert any of those chances. Sarce is not bothered how a goal comes about, but the fact that it goes in, is all that matters.
“He [manager Ryan Lowe] told us that stat earlier in the week,” said Sarce. “We know that as players in the games and it’s frustrating at the minute.
“You’d rather see one [a goal] go in off someone’s backside to get it going because at the minute we are not taking our chances and conceding at the other end. I would rather take a 1-0 win in a scrappy way than play really well every week and not come away with three points.“
The Pilgrim number seven is as keen as anyone to right those wrongs by contributing in some way and confirmed the boss expects more goals from his area of the pitch.
He said: “It’s something the Gaffer wants from his number eights if you like, me and Danny [Mayor]. He put that to us the other day with a few strikers being out. It’s another source of goals and me and Danny know that. I’m doing my best to chip in with as many as I can, with either goals or assists, and I hope I can add to that on Saturday.“
The midfielder believes that when we hit our stride, ultimately that will lift the spirits throughout the squad and we will go from strength to strength.
“I think that’s what it is [momentum],” said Sarce. “Like I said, whatever way that win comes, it will boost everyone’s confidence. However we do it, whether we’re playing nice football or it’s a scrappy goal, we need to get the wins now, it’s as simple as that.”