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Shaw Devastated With FA Cup Defeat

Shaw Devastated With FA Cup Defeat

Left back Luke Shaw has said he felt heartbroken at full time in the game against Sunderland yesterday when our FA Cup dreams ended for the season.

A single goal from Craig Gardner put and end to our FA Cup hopes in what was our fourth game against Sunderland this season - all without victory - and 18 year old Shaw told saintsfc that everyone was disappointed in the dressing room following full time, because they all though we had a very good chance of going all the way this campaign.

'I'm devastated, I wanted to win this competition and so did every other player in that dressing room. Everyone's dream is to play at Wembley, and young players like me, Prowsey, and Calum wanted to achieve that.'

Shaw goes on to explain that despite the season Sunderland have had in the league, every time we face them you know it's going to be a difficult game and the stats prove that as we now haven't beaten them in six games but the really disappointing thing for Luke is in other games we could've considered ourselves somewhat unlucky, but in this game he flat out admits we just weren't good enough and didn't deserve a result.

'In the second half I think we gave the ball away cheaply and that's when they took advantage and scored.'

As much continues to be made about the changes that manager Mauricio Pochettino made for the game - Shaw backs up what the club have always said about it being a squad game, and introducing youngsters, and rotating the pack, they trust everyone in and around the first team set up to come in and do a job when asked, and it really wasn't as though we played a weakened team and overloaded on youngsters like we have in previous rounds, it was a team that should've been good enough to get the result.

'We think that whatever team plays should be good enough to win a game. I think the manager had faith in switching up the team today, so we - as players - know we should have done better. We're sorry for the fans to travel all that way and get a disappointing display like that.'

Back to the league campaign and kick on as far as we can in the league now. 12 matches left of 2013-14 and we have to make sure as many of them as possible count for three points

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Writer:Vital Saint
Date:Sunday February 16 2014
Time: 6:58AM

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