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Carragher apologizes for teams effort in Derby.

holicman2010-05-02 21:45:14 +0000 #1
Jamie Carragher has issued a public apology to all Reds fans for last week's dismal derby showing and vowed he and his team-mates will be doing all they can to make amends against Chelsea on Sunday.

Reflecting on the events of the past seven days, the ever-passionate Carragher admits the 3-0 loss to Everton took some getting over, describes the midweek Champions League draw in Eindhoven as a confidence-booster and insists everyone at Anfield is eagerly anticipating the trip to Stamford Bridge.

Carra on Everton

"I haven’t been able to get the derby off my mind to be honest. For days afterwards I couldn’t sleep or stop thinking about it. We apologise to the supporters for the derby defeat. It was a very poor performance, especially from me personally, and we know it. But credit to Everton because they fully deserved to win. We’ve enjoyed many great victories over them in recent years so it’s only right that they are going to enjoy this. My injury was fine, it was just maybe a lack of training but that’s taking nothing away from Everton. They played very well and you won’t be hearing any excuses from us. We’ve got the return game against them in February, which we’re all looking forward to, but between now and then we have to get ourselves back on the road."

Carra on PSV

"I was just desperate play this game to try and rectify the mistakes I made against Everton. In a way I think I did that. We done okay but it’s some way off what we can do. I think it was a fair result. There weren’t many chances in the game. They had a couple of half chances in the second half but then we had Stevie’s effort at the end. As the away team I think we’ve got to be the happier to have come out of it with a draw. Obviously, all games in the group are important but I think it’s especially important not to lose in your first game. It’s always good to get that first point on the board and hopefully we can build on it in the coming games. Our next opponents in the Champions League are Galatasaray, that’s at Anfield and it’s vital that we capitalise on home advantage."

Carra on Chelsea

"Of course, Chelsea is a big game and we’ve got to be fully focussed but it doesn’t matter who we’re playing, the importance to get a win is still the same. Following the derby defeat we’ve got to make it up to our supporters and in that respect I suppose it’s a good time to be playing this game. We want Chelsea to be our rivals because that means we’ll be competing at the top of the league. We’ll definitely go there looking for the win and hopefully we can get it because if we do we’ll be right back up there. But even if we don’t, we’ll never throw the towel in at this stage."



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