John Mikel Obi says he can’t explain why Middlesborough failed to beat Bristol City in Tuesday’s Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium despite creating scoring chances, Completesports.com reports.
Middlesbrough hopes of securing a playoff ticket suffered a huge setback following a 1-0 loss to the visitors.
The Nigeria midfielder and captain says Boro should have been out of sight with the first half chances that came their way – and that in itself is a familiar story.
“For the last three games, I don’t understand how some of the chances go in,” Mikel told the Boron’s official website.
“It’s unbelievable. Sometimes football is very cruel like that.
“We come out to try and put in a good performance and make sure we don’t disappoint the fans.
“We keep getting these chances. The lads are doing everything possible so that we take the lead when we’re on top, get one or two and then we can settle, but it’s just not coming.
“We all sat there in the changing room scratching our heads after the game wondering how on Earth we didn’t get a goal. How did we not come away with something? How does one of those not go in?
“We have done everything but score. We’ve hit the woodwork, had shots blocked on the line, hit the last defender… whatever we do they are just not going in for us right now.
“But we have to keep going.”
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