Respect will take us through says boss in surreal situation
Mick McCarthy said there is a mutual respect between him and his players that will carry the team through over the rest of the season.
The Town boss saw his side go down to Jota penalty at Birmingham in the first game since it was announced that he and Terry Connor will leave the Club at the end of their contracts.
“It was new experience for me, a strange experience to be honest,” Mick told iFollow Ipswich.
“It’s been about me leaving but TC is leaving as well after doing a great job here and I said to him before the game ‘how are you feeling’ and he said ‘ I don’t know’.
“It’s hard to articulate. We are both competitors and we want to win. We are out there cajoling the players, barking at them but there is a different feeling, there just is.
“I know the players were disappointed when I told them TC and I would be leaving but there is a mutual respect between us and they kept going to the end, giving their all for the Club as always and it will remain that way.
“We had chances in the second-half but the quality is not there at the moment. It’s been there this season when we were top scorers in the league but for whatever reason, it’s not there at the moment.
“It’s fine margins again. Cam [Carter-Vickers] said he hardly touched their player for the penalty but if you let someone in the box, there is always a risk.”
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