Darren Moore 'No Disgrace'
Darren Moore says there's 'no disgrace' in losing 5-0 to Arsenal as he explains why the return of Giles Barnes could help Derby to a victory against Bolton this Saturday.
'You look at the Arsenal result and obviously you don`t want to get beaten 5-0, but it is no disgrace to Derby County AT ALL and it's imperative that everyone knows that. Arsenal are arguably the best team in the Premier League and in Europe on their day. We all saw what they did to Seville in the Champions League last week and they could easily have beaten them 5-0. Then look at Reading who did so well in this division last season, Arsenal destroyed them 4-0 this time last year. Their team is wonderfully talented and they are all on top of their game.
'We're coming into a run of games now where we feel we can really get some points on the board and we have already forgotten about Arsenal. It's time to move on to Bolton. Don't get me wrong - every game in this league is a big game and Bolton are no different, but we feel we've got a good chance of getting something out of it. It will be a tough game, but we're at Pride Park and we just need to make sure we create the right atmosphere to intimidate the visiting team. Everyone knew it would be hard stepping up a level and playing in the Premier League, but we're confident we can do the business.'
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