Grant refuses to give up

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant again attempted to look on the bright side after seeing his struggling side thrashed 5-0 at Manchester United.

Pompey remain bottom of the Premier League table and seven points adrift of safety, but Grant is still trying to instil belief in his ailing squad.

He commented:"Positive thinking is always better than negative thinking and as long as we have the chance, we will fight.

"It is more difficult for us than other teams, but sometimes difficult is a challenge. For me it's a challenge.

"It would have been easy to go and no-one could blame me if I left a few weeks ago or one week ago, but it is not my way.

"I want to show this character because it is important for the future of the club.

"We created two good chances and one came off the line. Then after 40 minutes they scored and got some own goals, but Manchester United are a better team than us.

"We need to do our job even if it feels like things are going against us. We cannot think like this."

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