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Coventry striker Simms: I'm proud of lads; to lose this way is gutting

Coventry City striker Ellis Simms was happy with how his team performed in the FA Cup semi final.

The attacker admits that it was tough for his team to come back from 3-0 down to make it 3-3, nearly score the winner, but lose out on penalties.

Coventry thought they had secured a final berth in the 120th minute, but were denied by a VAR offside ruling.

Post-game, Simms told BBC Sport: "It hurts a lot, especially coming back from 3-0 down and having the potential to win in extra time.

"To lose on penalties is gutting because it can go either way.

"I felt in the second half of extra time we had great chances. I had one tipped on to the bar and we had the VAR disallowed goal. We had the energy that the fans gave us. We were unlucky but it just wasn't our day to get it.

"I'm proud of the lads."

On the comeback, he added: "We went into the second half knowing we needed goals. We changed system and that helped.

"We were on the front foot, pressing and being more aggressive. We created more chances and when the first one went in we heard the fans roaring. That was a massive lift.

"Naturally you start to get momentum and we were able to equalize."

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