Leeds United did enough to beat Nottingham Forest, says Thomas Christiansen
Last Updated: 01/01/18 6:11pm
Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen was left frustrated by a number of missed opportunities as his team were held to a goalless draw by Nottingham Forest at Elland Road.
Kemar Roofe hit the bar in the second half, while Pablo Hernandez forced Forest goalkeeper Jordan Smith into a good save late on, as Leeds created plenty of chances but failed to break through the visiting defence.
"Today it was clear that we deserved the three points, we did almost everything to get them," Christiansen said.
"I am happy with the players' intent to take the three points. But there a wall inside the goal - we had good, big opportunities to take the win, but unfortunately we only go away with one point.
"I believe that we created enough chances to take the three points."
Forest, who are currently without a manager, equipped themselves well and were resilient throughout.
The visitors were so successful in defence that they forced Christiansen to make a change at half-time, with Pierre-Michel Lassonga coming on to replace Ezgjan Alioski in an attempt to provide a more physical presence up top.
"What I wanted was to have Roofe on the side and try to find the crosses and more finishing," Christiansen said of the substitution, before going on to pay his respects to Forest for their performance.
"They came here in a difficult situation with their coach sacked, they did a good performance and took what I imagine they came for, one point," he added.
"But for us it is not enough and especially after the performance we did today, the chances we had, the big ones, but one day we're going to score."
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