Date: 14th December 2016 at 5:59am
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Head coach Paul Lambert has conceded that Wolverhampton Wanderers didn’t do enough to take victory over Cardiff City last night.

Travelling to the Cardiff City Stadium to face off against Neil Warnock’s side, Wolves took the lead after only two minutes of the game being played with Matt Doherty finding the net, but we couldn’t build on that advantage and the hosts came back strongly in the second half, scoring twice to take the two one victory.

Speaking to the Official Website in his post game press conference following the defeat, Lambert held his hands up to a below par second period even though he saw plenty of positives in the opening 45 minutes.

‘First half we were fine, there wasn`t a problem. Second half, they came out and got a little bit of impetus in the game. They were never really damaging until the goal but I don`t think we did enough in the second half. I thought we were pretty comfortable in the first half.’

Lambert’s frustration at the game and the tail of two halves was clear as he went on to say.

‘All Cardiff really did was pump long balls into the box from throw-ins and corners. I thought we dealt with it pretty well but I thought the equaliser was poor, we should have done better with that one. We had a chance at 1-1 to make it 2-1 but, apart from that, I don`t think we did enough in the second half. It was a poor game with few chances. It was a game of long balls and second balls. Saville`s was probably one of the best chances of the game.’

In the build up to their leveller there was of course the question of whether the corner had been accurately awarded, and Lambert was sitting on the fence – they got it wrong.

‘It`s not a corner. I`ve seen it. How the referee`s given that I don`t know. You can always go by players reactions and every one of them thought that it was a goal kick. But you`ve to be able to defend corners in this division. You can see the way that Cardiff play, they will get balls into the box.’

Asked about the feeling in the dressing room following the game, the gaffer went on to say.

‘They`re down which you would expect. That`s normal after every game you lose. This league is unforgiving, they`re a young team and they need a little bit of experience and help. They came out in the second half with a little bit more urgency than ourselves. We had a really tough game on Saturday. The emotion of that game was obviously draining as well. I knew the game took its toll on Cavaleiro, Dicko and Costa. We came out leggy and tired which is no excuse because they played on Saturday as well. In this league you have to perform in every single game. Since I`ve been here we`ve always been in games. I always think we look a threat now compared to what we did before but you`ve got to be stronger in this division.’

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