Harrison: We are still in the tie

TNS manager Craig Harrison is still confident of progressing past the UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round stage despite trailing Videoton by one goal to nil ahead of the return fixture next week.

A battling Saints side were unlucky to come out of the match with a defeat and will now go into the second leg next week trailing by one goal to nil after a 77th minute winner from Ádám Gyurcsó was the difference between the two sides at Park Hall.

The former Premier League defender said, ‘We did reasonably well, we were organised, we defended well, we were very dangerous on the counter-attack. We’ve had opportunities and unfortunately on 77th minute to give a goal away is disappointing.’

However, Harrison is still confident his side have enough to progress and added, ‘The players are still positive because there’s no reason we can’t go out there and score in Hungary. Paul Harrison had very little to do and I was hoping right up until the final whistle that we would score. I still think that we have a chance to go through although I appreciate it will be hard but if we believe in ourselves, we can manage it. We are still in the tie!’

The UEFA Champions League Second Qualifying Round second leg will take place on Wednesday the 22nd of July at the Sostoi Stadion in Szekesfehervar.