Lee Bowyer on Wigan defeat, back-to-back defeats, a tough week coming up and the penalty shout

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Speaking after Charlton's 2-0 loss away to Wigan Athletic, Lee Boywer spoke to press about the performance, suffering back-to back-defeats, a tough week coming up and the referee's failure to award the Addicks a penalty...

On the game…

"Disappointing is an understatement, that was the worst we’ve played since I’ve been in charge in the first half. We couldn’t put three passes together… that’s not us.

"To lose the game on two set-pieces is also not us, we normally defend so well on set pieces. Their centre-half scores two goals – a volley from inside the six-yard-box and a free header from inside the six-yard box.

"It shouldn’t be possible. I’m really disappointed. We created enough chances to get something from the game but we’re not ruthless enough in front of goal. Last week was the same.

"Their ‘keeper made some great saves; we should have had a penalty for the foul on Naby Sarr in the second half…

"For me it just wasn’t good from start to finish, there’s no positives really. It was just the worse we’ve played since I’ve been in charge."

On back-to-back defeats…

"This is going to happen in this division. That’s why I was saying three or four weeks ago that people were being stupid with their suggestions that we’re going to try and get promotion or be in the hunt for it.

"It’s a tough league and we’re going to come to places like this and it’s going to be difficult. You have to earn the right to play and win games and today we didn’t do that."

On a tough week coming up…

"It’s going to be tough, every game. Even games that we’ve gone and won… they’ve been tough. The games that we’ve just lost we’re tough. There isn’t going to be any easy ones. Nothing changes for us, I’ve said it from day one our aim is to stay in this division. We’ll be okay, we’ll be fine I’m sure."

On the penalty incident…

"So Naby Sarr ran off their defender and he just blatantly pulled him back. It’s a blatant penalty, the ref’s looking straight at it, I don’t know why he doesn’t give it. And that was at one nil. The game chances from then. But then that’s a small detail in 90 minutes, we didn’t do enough to win that game today. We weren’t good enough today.

"It was very similar to last weeks game. But you’ve got two teams that want to win the game. Did they do anything wrong? I don’t think they did. They’re just trying to win the game as much as we are."

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