Date: 12th August 2015 at 8:17pm
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Manager Neil Harris has spoken of his disappointment at going out of the Capital One Cup last night to Barnet.

Audio – Harris Gutted With Barnet Defeat

Having lost the opener to the visitors after only eleven minutes, Millwall battled back and managed to level the scores through Steve Morison to take the match into extra time, but Barnet found the winner to dump us out of the cup.

Speaking to the official site after the full time whistle, Harris’ disappointment was clear.

‘I’m disappointed, mainly because when we pulled it back to 1-1 we didn’t go on the win the game. Some of our decision making on the ball wasn’t quite right after getting the equaliser.’

Harris went on to admit that the first half in particular was very poor from us in his eyes and we didn’t keep the ball well enough or make the right decisions and he knows that when you concede two poor goals like that you will lose games.

There were some positives amongst the negatives though.

‘Barnet played with freedom and expressed themselves at times, and we didn’t enough. But at the same time we had 18 shots from inside the penalty area and only scored one. That was a combination of many being blocked and some poor finishing. We have to be better than that. I wanted to win and the dressing room wanted to win. We’re disappointed but we will take from the positives from the way we controlled the match in parts. We will also learn from the bad spells and the times where we were not in control and wasteful in possession.’

Harris ended by saying that the team need to learn to control the tempo of games and dictate matches on that score so it’s played the way we want it to rather than chasing it, especially when we are on home soil, and whilst it’s a young group and that development doesn’t come over night he knows we have enough characters in the squad to know how to do it better than we did on the day.

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