Stephen Glass's comments after Aberdeen's 1-0 Scottish Cup defeat at Motherwell on Saturday...
“We talked before the game about getting a good start and also about looking after particular periods of the game – the start, after scoring a goal and either side of half-time. We didn’t do that before half-time and we lost two cheap goals. That’s been a consistent theme week after week, losing cheap goals, and it costs you dear.
“It was a really scrappy game, the conditions made for that, but I felt we were handling it pretty well. But you can’t give them the opportunities we did in the last ten minutes of the first half. The mentality needs to be tougher as a group, so that we don’t let teams back into games.
“You see the fight we have in the team at times, and when we get that, we’ve done well. There’ll be flak flying about after losing in the cup, but I need to protect the players because we have an important game coming up on Tuesday night and I need them focused on that.
“This club is about pressure. I came in here full-time at 16, I fought to get in the first team, helped stave off relegation, we won a cup and since I left as a player, this club has won one more trophy.
“Any time we’ve given the fans reason to get behind us, they’ve been behind us. But when you go out of the cup, anybody connected with Aberdeen will be disappointed tonight.
“We can talk and talk all we like, but what turns this around is results, pure and simple. There’s nothing more to it than that, we need to get good results, we need to start on Tuesday night and then we need to come back to Motherwell next Saturday and get another one.
“I believe in myself, I believe in the players, I think they believe in themselves, but we’ve not won enough games. We need to start putting that right.”