Match Reaction: Dai Young post Tigers
Dai Young gives his views after the narrow win over Leicester Tigers at the Ricoh Arena.
“It was the old cliché really, definitely a game of two
halves. We were well on top during the first half, but we were clinging on a
bit in the second half.
“We had plenty of opportunities in the first half and
created quick ball, which we know we can be devastating off. However, we also lacked
a lot of composure and patience, because we could have put it out of sight in
the first half.
“We all know how
proud a side Tigers are and if you give them any momentum, they’re going to
come back at you.
“At half time we talked about being disciplined and keeping
hold of the ball and we did neither really. Leicester got their tales up and
you were biting your nails towards the end.
“You’ve got to give Leicester a lot of credit. They really
attacked the contact area and set piece went against us. I felt half of the penalties
were justified, some were just perception which went against us. Full credit to
Tigers though, they were really ferocious at the tackle area, carried really
strongly and pushed it to the wire the second half.”
Looking ahead to next week’s game against Toulouse, Young said.
“It’s another massive game next week, this time in Europe. It’s a Cup Final
sort of game given how tight Pool 2 is, with three teams tied on points. It’s also a tight six-day turnaround for that
one. The crowd here today was phenomenal and we’re really hoping for a similar
turnout from our Wasps’ supporters again on Saturday, as it makes a huge
difference having them behind us.”