Dublin boss Jim Gavin insists that his team still have plenty to work on, despite their impressive performance against Kildare in the Allianz National Football League in Croke Park on Sunday.
The rookie manager paid tribute to the losers defensive structure after the Dubs 2-10 to 2-07 victory, saying that things just didn’t go right for the Lilywhites on the day:
“They are a very structured side in that way and they played very well. We just got a good start in the second half, which put them under pressure. But overall – very happy.”
Gavin told RTE Sport that he felt his team could have won by more if they were really playing at their best. For that reason he feels that there is more to be done:
“We could of scored more. I think some of our forwards were left in isolation and we didn’t have enough support play coming through, so we still have work to do on the training ground.”
“We conceded a goal with ten minutes to go, which is sloppy, as far as I’m concerned. As I said, some of our attacks lacked support play; so, there are areas to work on.”
He also praised his players for the sense of competition for places that now exists within the squad: “The players do it themselves; they generate that atmosphere. There’s great energy amongst them at the moment. Long may it continue.”