Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson frustrated by missed opportunities against Millwall
Nigel Pearson described Leicester City's defeat at Millwall as a missed opportunity.
The City boss said his side should have taken at least a point from the Den but instead succumbed to a sloppy goal, converted by Lions substitute Chris Taylor in the second half.
City had the lions' share of possession and created several chances in the first half, but did not take their chances and paid the price.
"That is a game from which we should have come away with something," said Pearson.
"I can't fault the players' application because they always go out and work hard. We didn't make our chances count.
"It was a frustrating day because that was a missed opportunity. In the first half, we created quite a few chances and were unlucky with one or two situations.
"But we conceded a poor goal from a free-kick in our own half and were punished.
"On the whole, we dealt with their threat very well but just had one lapse.
"We had opportunities to hurt them as well but it either did not fall for us, or we did not make the right decision or executed the final ball accurately.
"As a result, we didn't turn good opportunities into goal-scoring situations. When we had shooting opportunities, we didn't hit the target enough times.
"The players are disappointed because they know they are better than that.
"You don't get many better opportunities to come away with a win than that. Towards the end, we left ourselves open to the counter-attack because we were been pressing for an equaliser, but we didn't manage to get one."