Millwall can head into the international break with their heads held high after narrowly losing out to Brighton in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last weekend.
The Lions put up a fantastic fight and even went 2-0 up, although their visitors eventually pulled it back level and then went on to progress via penalties.
Thus, Neil Harris’ side’s Wembley dreams were dashed at the last hurdle in surely gutting circumstances – the Millwall boss, though, was quick to brush the tie under the carpet and look ahead to the remaining nine Championship fixtures, in which the Lions could be battling to remain in the second tier.
Here‘s what Harris had to say:
“The FA Cup’s been a great adventure. We’ve had some great days but we’ve got nine cup finals to go.
“We have to take those battling qualities, some of the quality we had with the ball and certainly the energy levels and defensive doggedness into those nine cup finals.
“The biggest game of the season by far, miles bigger than (Brighton), is Leeds away in two weeks’ time.”
Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds, who sit third in the standings, host Millwall on 30th March and, after a well-deserved rest, the Lions will be hoping to attack the game with a similar verve to that which took them within touching distance of Wembley on Sunday.
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Harris’ men were excellent from back to front against the Seagulls and should feel proud of their cup run, although now, as the boss says, they must put it behind them and focus on securing league survival – they are currently only one point above the drop and a win at Elland Road would go a long way.