Sujet du message: Northern Ireland manager Micheal O'Neill 'aggrieved' by Aust
Northern Ireland manager Micheal O'Neill 'aggrieved' by Austria defeat
sbobet24Micheal O'Neill says Northern Ireland are "aggrieved" they did not take anything from their defeat in Austria and questioned the refereeing performance. Marko Arnautovic's strike was enough for the hosts to take all three points with a 1-0 victory in the Nations League fixture, although Northern Ireland had their chances to score.
sbobet24 It was the fifth away game in a row Northern Ireland have failed to score in, with O'Neill believing his team should have taken something and were perhaps subject to some harsh refereeing. "We had to defend very deep, it took us a good 20 minutes to get to grips with the game, I thought we did that after a while," he told Sky Sports.
"Ultimately, we had the better chances in the game to go ahead, we didn't take then and then we're punished. It's a poor goal for us to lose... It's a good finish [from Arnautovic], sbobet24 and we hit the post after that as well so we feel a bit aggrieved. "We've played better but we knew this would be a tough game. We didn't get enough of the second balls, Austria are a physical team and I don't think the referee did us any particular favours with the foul count.