Pablo Disappointed at Under Achievement

Last updated : 11 April 2009 By Site Editor

Town are in 11th place, and 10 points behind sixth place Burnley with five games to play, and would need several miracles to even get within touching distance of the play-off zone meaning the season for the Blues is all but over apart from the chance to send East Anglian neighbours Norwich City down.

Speaking of his disappointment of the lack of progress in the Championship this season, Counago told the EADT: "I'm not really enjoying it. It is difficult to enjoy your football when the team is not doing well and we are not in the position we wanted to be at the beginning of the season.

"It is difficult to enjoy playing in that situation but you have to accept football is like that sometimes. We have to keep trying and working hard and not give up.

"We have under achieved this season. Like everyone we expected to do well this season. We came close last season to making the play-offs and everyone expected us to be there this season because we have more money, more players and a bigger and better squad than last season."

Counago though admitted that Town had no divine right to be promoted despite the extra cash input by club owner Marcus Evans: "Just because that is what we all expected it doesn't always mean that it will happen.

"We have to keep trying again next season. We must not think it will never happen. We have to learn from our mistakes this season and not do them next season."

Counago also believes he knows the reason for Town's form this season: "We have to be more consistent. We know we have good players and have a good team that can play good football but we have to do it every week. If we can't do it every week then we need to do it in more games than not."

Of his own goalscoring form, Counago added: "I always try and do the best I can but it is not about me and how many goals I score.

"I'm on nine goals and of course I want to score as many as possible but the point is not if I score, eight, 12 or 14, it is about where the team is. I would be happy if the club was in fourth place and I only scored four goals, rather than if I had scored 12 goals and we were in 12th position."

A full in-depth interview can be found in today's EADT.

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