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Karl Robinson: I deserve just as much blame for Charlton Athletic defeat...

Karl Robinson: I deserve just as much blame for Charlton Athletic defeat as my players

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Karl Robinson refused to let his players take the blame for Charlton’s 3-0 defeat to Wigan tonight – saying he felt responsible for a poor display.

The Addicks drop to third in League One after a first reverse at The Valley this season.

Robinson said: “Today we lost 11 battles. I count myself in that, to make it 12.

“I lost my battle with their manager and everyone of my players lost their battle with their players. We couldn’t get any rhythm.

“I have to apologise [to the fans at the final whistle]. It isn’t good enough. We had a bad night against the best attacking team in the league.

“Jacobs and Powell are as good as you are going to find in League One and that’s the best they have played this season. We gave them too much space and showed too much respect.

“We have got beaten by the better team.

“The fans stuck with us right until the end. I feel like it is my fault. I’m the manager and have to take the brunt of it.

“I’m part of the team. At no stage do I disconnect from my team. I stick with them when we win and I stick with them in defeat.”

Sports Editor | South London Press sports editor since 2007 who has covered huge sporting events for the paper – Crystal Palace’s Championship play-off final, two trips to Wembley in the FA Cup and David Haye’s world heavyweight unification fight with Wladimir Klitschko. Previously sub-edited on the Sunday Mirror, Daily Star and Sport First. Former ClubCall deputy editor.

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