Shawky Has Scolari Up In Arms!

Last updated : 29 January 2009 By Boro Mad

Boro tried hard to stifle Chelsea but two moments of poor defending cost us a point.

Gareth Southgate: "There were words between my assistant and Phil Scolari.

"He seemed to want to get one of my players booked. He didn't shake hands at the end. A strange reaction, but that's his prerogative.

"We realised we had to keep things tight. You can't open up against a team like Chelsea.

"You expect a moment of real class, to be carved open a few times, but that didn't really happen. Our discipline was really good.

"A bit of quality from a set-piece from us might have been our best manner of scoring, so it's a big let-down to lose to two set-pieces given the quality we were up against.

"That's unforgivable because it comes down to people not doing their jobs at the end of the day.

"We're not where we'd like to be. We've had a tough run. But I don't think anyone in the country expected us to get anything tonight.

"We should have had a bonus point. But we know what we have to do. We have stability. We have players who can get us out of the situation we're in. We have to tighten up on the things that went wrong tonight."