Coventry City striker
Cedric Roussel has admitted that he still does not know how the Sky Blues managed to throw
away a two-goal lead in Saturdays cup clash with Charlton.
City looked to be comfortably beating the Addicks at 2-0 just eight minutes before half
time, but they capitulated and went in at the break on level terms.
Despite several bright moments in the second half Gordon Strachans men failed to
break through and Charlton striker Andy Hunt struck with just minutes remaining to put the
Belgian ace Roussel netted his fourth and fifth goals for the club to give them the
lead and was perplexed at the way the team lost it.
"We played very well in the first half, it was fantastic and we got two good
"But somehow we let them get two goals back before half time which was crazy, I
dont know what happened.
"If we had gone in at half-time two goals ahead then we would have won this game
"Even at 2-2 it was still a good chance for us to win and just before they scored
we had one or two chances but it was not to be, that is football I suppose."
Although the game ended in disappointment the 21-year-old Belgian was delighted with
his double strike.
"The first goal came to me from a Normann header and I just managed to knock it
over the keeper.
"The second was a great cross from Gary McAllister and I was very pleased with the
header, it was a good one."
Roussel praised Charlton for their fighting spirit but was insistent that the referee
missed a crucial incident.
"We should have had a penalty. I was in the box and the defender pulled me down to
stop me getting to the ball that is a penalty."
It was a costly decision as Charlton scored their winner just seconds later to send
Gordon Strachans men out of the competition.