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31 August 2013

Berra delighted to net his first Town goal but disappointed to see the Blues only leave with a point from St Andrew's

Christophe Berra felt Town should have ‘killed the game off’ after surrendering a goal lead against Birmingham at St Andrew’s this afternoon.

The Scotland international headed the Blues into a first-half lead and Town had numerous clear-cut chances after that, but a late deflected goal from international team-mate Chris Burke saw Lee Clark’s side hit back to claim a share of the spoils.

“We’re disappointed to have only taken one point today because, let’s face it, we deserved all three,” Christophe told the Club website.

“We had umpteen chances throughout the 90 minutes to kill the game off which we didn’t take, although full credit to their ‘keeper as he’s made a number of decent saves.

“Then they have punished us with a lucky, deflected goal that’s looped over Gerks (Dean Gerken) and into the net.

“But we’ve got to look past that and take the positives, which was that the performance was solid. We’ve just got to start making that count, as we’ve picked up a point today when really we should have taken all three.

“We really should have won the game as we had some really clear-cut chances but that’s football for you. We have to regroup now and come back strong after the international break.”

However, the defender was delighted to open his account for Town- his first competitive strike in English football- and is now hoping to notch at Portman Road.  

“Of course I was delighted to score and I’ve been told that it was my first goal in English football and you could see from my celebration how much it meant to me.

“I just wish it had been in front of our home crowd at Portman Road and that it had won us the three points today, but even still I’m delighted to have scored.” 

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