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SKIPPER ISSUES A RESPONSE

14 January 2016

Chambers left disappointed by post-match Evans comments after helping the Blues to a deserved win over Leeds in midweek

Luke Chambers admits he is disappointed by comments made by Leeds Head Coach Steve Evans, following Tuesday night’s clash at Portman Road.

Town came from behind to deservedly take all three points against the Whites, with Brett Pitman heading home an injury time winner after Chambo had headed the Blues level.

Despite a dominant display from Mick McCarthy’s side, the Leeds boss was less than complimentary about Town when speaking post-match.   

“Myself and the boys felt very disappointed by his post-match comments, having read them after the game,” the skipper wrote in his matchday programme column for the weekend clash with Preston.  

“I don’t whether he’s addressing the Leeds supporters who weren’t at the game to try and save face but I’ve no idea where he’s coming from.

“Yes they look the lead and had a good 10/15 minute spell but after that it was one way traffic. For him to then disrespect us as a team and say that if we are the benchmark for sixth place then he will take that, is honestly quite staggering

“At the end of the day, we’ve walked away with six points off them this season and we are the ones who are in the Play-Off places fighting to get into the Premier League.

"I had a lot of respect for him before the game but I've lost some of that now. 

 


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“Nobody at Portman Road on Tuesday, even the most avid Leeds fan, would have thought they deserved to beat us, apart from Steve Evans and for him to even suggest that after the game is, in my opinion, disrespectful to the football club, the manager, the players- to everyone really.

“To their credit, I saw that a lot of Leeds fans disagreed with their manager and held their hands up, admitting we were the better team and deserved to win.

“I haven’t looked at the stats but I’m confident that we would have had more possession, more shots and more chances in their box. The stat that matters though is that we won the game.” 


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