STEPHEN BRADLEY bemoaned unforced errors as Shamrock Rovers were beaten in their Europa Conference League play-off first leg in Estonia.
But the Hoops boss reckons his side can rally next week.
Bradley said: “We gave away four terrible goals from our point of view and if you do that at any level, especially this level, you don’t deserve to win the game.
“We made really bad mistakes, mistakes that I haven’t seen this team make before. And they have to capitalise on those errors and they did. We’re not a team that concedes goals, and especially not goals like that. If you get outplayed or cut open by a team, sometimes you have to accept it and take it on the chin.”
Bradley was particularly annoyed by the concession of the fourth goal to Martin Miller two minutes from time, just moments after Liam Scales had scored to make it 3-2.
The Hoops gaffer added: “You’re telling the players to be nice and calm, be relaxed. Take it back to Tallaght 3-2 — you’re really, really happy.
“It’s another individual mistake. We have a good press on, we have them where we want them and Seán Hoare jumps out and allows the boy to turn him.
“Again, it’s very rare. But it happened and we got punished.
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“It’s really, really frustrating because there were three or four minutes left, it’s 3-2 and you’re happy taking that back considering the goals we’ve given away.”
But Bradley is still confident that the Hoops can go through.
He added: “We’re definitely well capable of winning the tie, there is no doubt about that but it was individual mistakes.
“And it’s very, very rare for this team to give up goals like that and we have given four up. That’s not good enough.
“When the dust settles and we have a look at it, there are a lot of positives but you still can’t get away from the fact we conceded four goals.
“And that’s just not good enough, whether that’s domestically or in Europe. You don’t concede like that. There are positives but still not good enough from us.”
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