Adams delighted with Portsmouth performance

Portsmouth manager Tony Adams was happy with Pompey’s 3-2 victory over Blackburn but said his side still has some improving to do.

Portsmouth manager Tony Adams was happy with Pompey’s 3-2 victory over Blackburn but said his side still has some improving to do.

"We're going through a little phase of surrendering things. This time we knocked off from a throw-in,” Adams said.

"But at least we had the spirit to come back and win it - and on this occasion, a bit more time. I'm delighted with them again. It's a relief to get the win.

“We were not very good in the first half. You can hear from my voice that I had to get into the guys a bit at half-time.

"But for 15-20 minutes at the start of the second half I thought it was back to the way we played against Milan.

"Crouchie and Jay (Jermain Defoe) got really good goals but after you have gone 2-0 up it can be a big test when suddenly you let one in.

"The 'keeper (David James) has gone mad about letting it slip but we've come back and won it and done the right things in the end.

"I sent Sean Davis on because I needed fresh legs but it's a big credit to big Papa who I thought was running out of steam, that he could still make that kind of run that led to the winning goal."

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