Bakary Sako feels as though the team is still full of confidence despite back-to-back 1-0 defeats in the Premier League.
Having thought he’d levelled the scores with a superbly struck effort midway through the second half, the former Wolves man was forced to stand and admire the French stopper’s save, on an afternoon of truly fine margins.
Although Palace were unquestionably second best over the course of 90 minutes, shots from both Yohan Cabaye just before half-time and the aforementioned Sako which cannoned back off the post gave us all hope of getting a positive result in North London.
With a game against local rivals Charlton on the horizon, Sako and his teammates will be desperate to get back to winning ways quickly in front of an expectant home support, prior to a tricky tie away to Watford in front of the Sky cameras next Sunday.
It sounds like a cliche, but there really are no easy games in the Premier League, which should prompt us all to be thankful of the nine points we’ve already managed to secure. Admittedly, two consecutive defeats without scoring does hurt, but when you consider the quality of opposition we’ve faced, there’s no great disgrace in either result.
Let’s hope that our next two games bring the exact opposite, putting a spring back in everyone’s step as we head into October. As you can see above, Sako certainly isn’t concerned.