Vale boss praises The Lions following Tuesday night's win
It's often easy to criticise your own team for under-performing rather than give credit where it is due to the opposition, so take a bow Port Vale boss Rob Page, who put his own disappointment to one side and praised Millwall's performance following The Lions' 2-0 win at Vale Park.
Speaking to the Stoke Sentinel
after watching goals from Mark Beevers and Lee Gregory (pen) secure a third straight win for Neil Harris' charges, Page said: "In my opinion they are the best team we have come up against so far this season. They do both sides of the game really well.
"Fair play to their manager, they are up for the battle first and they have players in the team that can hurt you.
"When you have two or three who are off their game slightly and you are up against a team that is in form and playing really well at the top of their game then there is only one outcome unfortunately."
Vale did have chances, the best of which was in first-half injury time when Enoch Andoh's header was saved by Jordan Archer.
Page added: "We rode our luck quite a bit and threw our bodies on the line as they created a few chances in the first half. Having said that we could have been going in 1-0 up if Enoch's header had gone in.
"But we seemed to play a little bit better when we went a goal behind, we were braver on the ball.
"We improved the tempo in the second half and played on the front foot and the majority of the time in their half, but the second goal killed it off for us.
"But I was disappointed with the first half when so many under-performed to the standards they had set and we were up against a good team."
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