Alonso backing team-mates
Bolton's Marcos Alonso is backing his team-mates to respond from their Carling Cup disappointment.
Last Updated: 22/09/10 1:05pm
Bolton's young full-back Marcos Alonso is backing his team-mates to respond from their Carling Cup disappointment.
Wanderers exited the competition on Tuesday night after manager Owen Coyle's side lost 1-0 to his former club Burnley at Turf Moor.
Alonso, who is yet to feature in Premier League action for Bolton, was making his second start for his new club.
The ex-Real Madrid defender believes it is important now to forget about the cup loss and focus on title-chasing Manchester United this weekend.
"As a team we gave a good account of ourselves and were unlucky," he told the club's official website.
"We've just got to forget the Burnley match as soon as possible and focus on the next game against Manchester United in the Premier League."
The match-winning goal was somewhat controversial as Wade Elliott's effort was given on the stroke of half time.
Alonso has bemoaned the timing of the goal and he fully believes that on another day Bolton would have won the match comfortably.
"The goal went in at a crucial time; right before the break," he continued.
"We created a lot of chances, but it just seemed that a combination of luck and some good goalkeeping meant that the ball just wouldn't go in for us. On another day we could have won the game.
"The whole of the team is obviously disappointed with the result, but the manager is happy with the way we played on the pitch."