Trotter insists Millwall gave "100 percent" against Burnley

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

MIDFIELDER Liam Trotter rejected criticism of Millwall's work rate after their 2-0 loss to Burnley on Saturday.

Boss Kenny Jackett felt the Lions were sluggish against the Clarets as they slipped to their first defeat of 2013 – but Trotter insisted that was not due to a lack of effort.

"Being out on the pitch, sometimes you feel like you are working your hardest and other people are looking at it and saying that you are not," he told NewsAtDen.

"I thought everybody ran as hard as they usually do – as hard as they could do. Certain things come into play – be it the cold weather or irregular training sessions.

"These are ifs and buts but I think every player gave 100 percent effort and we just did not have the legs, for whatever reason. But it wasn't down to a lack of effort.

"Like the manager said, maybe we lacked a bit of bite but that stemmed from the way we started the game. We were chasing it and that always makes it harder."

Sam Vokes' soft opener put the visitors generic lexapro vs wellbutrin ahead in the 19th minute at The Den and Trotter admitted Millwall were too slow out of the traps.

Their misery was compounded when, despite improving after half-time, Danny Ings headed home a killer second goal to secure victory for Sean Dyche's side.

Trotter said: "We didn't perform well – that was obvious. We started a bit slowly and that's happened a couple of times this season now. We need to rectify that.

"At the same time, we had some really good chances. James Henry put in two brilliant crosses for Andy Keogh and Dany N'Guessan, but we just couldn't get on the end of them.

"They put in two similar crosses where we had defenders there but the ball has managed to sneak in. The first one went through David Forde's legs and the second went through Danny Shittu.

"It was one of those days where nothing went right, but we didn't help ourselves with the way we started. We need to start better.

"Burnley pressed us high up the pitch and once they got in front they dropped deep and tried to catch us on the break."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

15 thoughts on “Trotter insists Millwall gave "100 percent" against Burnley

  • January 21, 2013 at 07:10
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    Bad day at the office.

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    • January 21, 2013 at 07:55
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      We all have them sooner or later, so why not footballers. Its frustrating i know but they are only human at the end of the day. COYL!!!!!!

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  • January 21, 2013 at 07:55
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    where abouts ? If that was 100% then we are in trouble

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    • January 21, 2013 at 08:39
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      Are you Mrs Trotter?

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      • January 21, 2013 at 12:07
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        not at all mate just hes P.A

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  • January 21, 2013 at 08:06
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    If that was 100% then we should prepare for league 1!!!

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  • January 21, 2013 at 08:33
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    He forgets to mention that the midfield could not assert any dominance and i struggle to remember them winning an 50:50 challenges, Trotts was one of the worst culprits. He did keep his head up looked for the ball all game but really the whole team lacked conviction.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 09:49
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    Tell that to N'Guessan, his work rate and commitment was pathetic. He wouldnt even jump to make a challenge, was woeful.
    Yes the players did 'run around' but there was no fight, no idea's and no passion. This was not a Millwall performance. Saying that the couple of times we did get it down and pass it we looked ok, just don't get the hoof mentality in that game, this isnt League 1. Play like that against Villa and we will get thumped.
    COYL!!

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  • January 21, 2013 at 10:50
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    Give it a rest, if I was on their money I wouldn't stop running!! Trotter is over rated he is never consistent enough, he is no where near as good as whittingham or zaha. Trotter makes the odd contribution but when has he actually changed the game when things aren't going our way. Saturday he looked like he had a handful of sleeping pills an hour before the match, the whole team need to sort themselves out and stop going glam on a Saturday night. We also need a new striker Tyson the savior yeah right!!

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  • January 21, 2013 at 11:29
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    Sorry Liam that was not 100% whatever the reason...where you told to sit in front of the back four when we needed help further up the pitch?? you've got a brain use it.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 11:37
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    I will not judge Tyson on that performance, give the guy a chance!!!!! You would sell the entire squad based on Saturdays performance. Lets let Iron Mike settle in and the rest of the squad buck their ideas up before we pass judgemnt.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 13:08
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    Iron mike is now cripple mike he has a ligament injury!!

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    • January 21, 2013 at 13:26
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      Not sure Trotter should be saying these things. Especially as he was strolling about all the game. People get frustrated with him because he is a talented player but as a midfield player you have to be on your game for 90+ mins every game. He appears much better away from home possibly because its on the counter attack but when, as the home team, we need to take the initiative he doesnt shown the desire that is required. On the occasions he goes on his surging runs he brings the whole team alive.

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  • January 21, 2013 at 15:42
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    I know I've said it elsewhere - IT WAS A BAD DAY!!!! A couple of weeks ago we were world beaters; I know Wood was important, great player but he wasn't the only reason we were winning. Even the players thought he was going to stay right up until he signed for Leicester, so we didn't have a contingency in place. Replacing him will be hard, but that is what the club are trying to do!!! All the other players and the management haven't become useless overnight!!!! I would hate to be in the trenches with some of you lot!!!! We beat Villa and they'll all be world beaters again in some people's eyes!!!! COYL

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