Date: 26th August 2015 at 3:09pm
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Summer signing Liam Rosenior has said that Brighton win and lose as a team and that was no different last night against Walsall in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

Vital Report – Walsall 2-1 Brighton
Audio – Walsall Loss Reactions

Speaking to the Official Site in his own after game interview, Rosenior said nobody could blame Chris O’Grady for the penalty miss as they happen in football, and as the manager pointed out, Walsall capitalised on our own errors – not least our inability to take any of the other good chances we created on the day.

‘We`re all disappointed to be out of the cup, especially with our first-half display and the chances we created. In terms of the performance it was one of our better ones, but we didn`t take advantage of the chances we created and we conceded two goals. By our standards, we`re better than that so all in all it`s been a disappointing evening for us as we thought we could go quite far in the competition.’

Rosenior went on to say that O’Grady showed good character to step up and take the spot kick, but ultimately everybody in the game misses them occasionally.

‘Chris has shown a big enough character to take the penalty. We`ve all missed them, so no blame goes to him, and we lose as a team. With the team spirit we`ve got, there`s no point in pointing fingers at individuals because it`s a team performance and we`re here to be successful together. We`ve been the superior team in most of the games we`ve played this season, but you never know what might happen and if you can`t get that second goal then you`re always in danger of conceding at the other end.’

With Cup disappointment now, Rosenior was quick to say that we shouldn’t be too downbeat and let it affect our confidence as we have started the season pretty well overall and the aim now is to continue in that vain and put this loss behind us quickly.

‘The good thing is that whenever you have a bad result, you have a chance to quickly bounce back in the Championship. We`ve got a top-of-the-table game – albeit very early in the season – against Ipswich and we`ll all be raring to go. Hopefully we can bounce back on Saturday.’

On a personal level, Rosenior went on to say that whilst competition is good and Bruno and Bong have been good at full back so far, he came to us to play and he knows his own qualities so he’s hoping to get more starts under his belt in the coming weeks.

‘Bruno`s been fantastic on the right and Gaetan on the left, but I know my qualities and I know in this division I`m one of the top right-backs. It has been hard not to play, so I wanted to show my qualities tonight, and I`m sure in the coming weeks and months I`ll get a chance to impress.’

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