Following a late 1-0 defeat at Vicarage Road at the hands of the Championship’s top goal scoring side, Jordi Gomez explained the disappointment of losing after what he describes as a brilliant performance.
The Spanish midfielder said:
“I think everyone did a great job, but the only thing missing was the result and I think it was a bit harsh.
“We dominated big spells of the game against a team that is doing very well, so we just need to keep up this level of performance and the results will come.
“The only thing we missed out on is a goal or two and we got punished late on for that.”
Impressed by the way the team used the ball and created chances, Gomez added that Latics just needed somebody to take them:
“There were some very good passages of play from ourselves because we had really good options out wide and it allowed me to try and find those players from the middle.
“We played some good football and created a lot of chances, all we need now is somebody to take them.
“If we perform like this then I’m sure that most of our games will end with a win for us.”
Latics’ make shift front man Nick Powell had the ball in the back of the net on 18 minutes, but saw it disallowed for a suspected offside, he was then also the centre of attention for a penalty claim in the second half, but Gomez said that these incidents should not be dwelled on.
“I was close to the play when Nick (Powell) and the defender came together (for the penalty claim), but I couldn’t be sure whether it was or not.
“My first impression was that it was a penalty and our players reacted in the same way.
“We should have won the game and I don’t think decisions have an impact because we should have scored goals anyway.”
Moving on is the most important thing added Gomez:
“Cruel would be a word that sums up the result because I thought we played really well and I don’t think we deserved to lose.
“There’s no point dwelling on the result because there are big positives to take from the game.
“We’re going to move straight on and the team are mentally prepared already to go out and turn a good performance into a win.”