Steven Pressley was absolutely livid after Coventry City lost the all important FA Cup first round fixture yesterday at home.
The defeat was totally embarrassing as it came against a minnow like Worcester City which is a non-league team.
It’s after 25 years that Coventry’s campaign in the FA Cup has been ended by a side which doesn’t have the league status.
The last time it had happened to them was back in 1989 when Sutton United had beaten them.
Since the time Pressley has received the contract extension at Ricoh Arena, the Blues have played 10 games and have lost 7 out of them. A couple have been draws, while, they have won just a solitary one i.e. against Peterborough United.
Pressley was far from being pleased when he sat down last evening to have a chat with the reporters and he did not hesitate to express his feelings.
The 41-year old was quoted as saying, “I don’t like to have a go at my players unnecessarily, but, today, I will have to say that they did not play well at all. The coaches have been providing them minute details about everything to make sure they prepare properly, but, it’s up to them to go out there on the pitch and deliver. Sadly, they are not doing that at present.”
“I am disappointed to see that a few guys are indifferent towards the club. They don’t appear passionate enough to me and that’s not the way the relationships work. If the club is taking care of every need of yours, you must also payback with performances.”
The next outing that Coventry is going to have is against Plymouth Argyle in Football League Trophy. That will be another home game for them.