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‘ANY OTHER DAY, I WOULD SCORE,’ ROBERTS

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PADDY ROBERTS found it difficult to explain his glaring miss in the Scottish Cup semi-final nosedive.
The gifted on-loan Manchester City winger contrived to pass up a glorious opportunity to equalise in the first-half after Leigh Griffiths had rattled the inside of the post.unspecified-49
Roberts was presented with the perfect chance when the ball rebounded to him about eight yards out, but he only managed to fire into the side-netting.
The 19-year-old said: “I felt like I’d let myself down.Any other day, I would put that away. It just wasn’t meant to be on this occasion, obviously. I’m just devastated, we all are. That’s it.

“I should have scored. There are no excuses for that. Too much time? No, I should be scoring.”

Roberts added: “Looking at the game overall, we weren’t good enough – and that’s why we lost. The atmosphere was exactly what I’d expected, I knew what it would be like. But, right now, it just feels rubbish.

“In the dressing room, we were all absolutely distraught. To go out on penalties is the worst way we could exit this competition. Having said that, we just were not good.

“Did we deserve to lose? On chances, we obviously had mine and Leigh Griffiths hit the bar. We scored twice to get back into the game. But we weren’t at our best. Far from it.”

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