Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

The manager's assessment of Leeds draw

Harris sees Whites result as "point gained"...

15 September 2018

Millwall boss Neil Harris was pleased to get a point on the board following the 1-1 draw with Leeds United at The Den on Saturday afternoon.

Jed Wallace's 55th-minute strike looked to have given The Lions all three points over their rivals, but Jack Harrison's late strike handed Leeds a point.

The manager picked out negatives and positives from the performance when speaking to millwallfc.co.uk.

"Let's focus on the negative first, the fact that we've conceded in the 90th minute at The Den," he said. "We've played four top sides here and in three of them we've conceded late goals - that's something I've got to rectify and the group have got to rectify.

"If we look at the goal - I've watched it back before coming out to speak - there ain't a lot more that we can do. The boy has put it in the bottom corner from 25 yards. There's five blue shirts between the ball and the goal. Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and say we did well to keep a clean sheet up until the goal.

"But, if you look at the positives then you have to say that was a proper Millwall performance. Yes, we didn't have a lot of the ball at times, but when we did, we used it wisely. We created pressure and stood strong without the ball. Right at the end we could go on and win the game."

Despite the late leveller, Tom Elliott could have won the game for Millwall in stoppage-time but he saw a header crash back off the post.

Harris bemoaned the striker's luck, but was pleased at his side's ability to gain a point after three defeats.

"Tom [Elliott] has hit the post - I think that's how it's going for him at the moment. If we look at the last game against Swansea, he comes on and hits the underside of the crossbar.

"The ball is going in our net at one end in key moments, but at our end, not quite. On the back of three defeats, it's certainly a point gained. I'm pleased to get a point on the board."


Advertisement block