Aidan Nesbitt says it was hard to accept Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Dundee United at Tannadice because he felt Morton were the better team on the day.
Talented £1million attacking midfielder Tony Andreu made the difference with a deadly double that won his side all three points despite home defender Sean Dillon’s late own goal.
Ton winger Nesbitt, however, felt the visitors were dominant force over the 90 minutes and deserved to take at least a point back home with them from the City of Discovery.
Speaking exclusively to gmfc.net, he said: “It’s hard to take because we were the better team. I would say that was the case over the 90 minutes.
“We had a great spell at the end of the first half, hit the post, miss a chance, Jai [Quitongo] puts a great ball across the box but no one is there to take it …
“Even in the second half we had a spell, so overall I thought we were the better team. But they score two goals. The first one is a poor goal to give away; with the second one we are chasing the game.
“At the end of the day, it’s hard for us to take after playing that way. When you come away to a place like this and you’re the better team and put so much into it but come away from the game with nothing, you’re going home on the bus devastated.”
“ When you come away to a place like this and you’re the better team and put so much into it but come away from the game with nothing, you’re going home on the bus devastated. ”
Nesbitt was sickened to see his first-half shot cannon back off the inside of the post with the teams tied at 0-0 and felt it could all have been so different had that effort nestled in the back of the net.
He added: “I took a good touch and it hits the post. Then even with that, the rebound is firing about people. If it’s a couple of inches inside and it goes in it’s a different game, it changes the whole complexion because it was just before half-time.
“Then it would have been them chasing the game, and we’re good on the break with wee Jai and Gary [Oliver] up top; it would have been a different game altogether. But it didn’t go in, so we needed to keep pushing and sadly that vital goal didn’t come.”
Despite not achieving the result they wanted at the weekend, Nesbitt was far from downbeat when looking at the bigger picture due to the nature of the performance and the fact they had beaten Dundee United in midweek.
The 19-year-old concluded: “I know we got beat 2-1 but we can take a lot out of the game. It has been encouraging. We’ve played Dundee United over 180 minutes and we’ve been the better team both times.
“We got the rewards in the cup, we’re in the semi-final and everybody is high, everybody is buzzing after that. We get the win against Dunfermline, the win on Tuesday night and a performance today.
“So we are starting to get a bit of momentum again in our performances, and next week we can go again when we play Raith Rovers and be confident.”
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