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DAVIDS: WE GAVE EVERYTHING WE HAD

29 April 2013

Edgar Davids insists the players gave everything to stay in the Football League

Edgar Davids was proud of his side despite seeing them relegated from the Football League on Saturday.

A 2-0 defeat to Northampton coupled with an AFC Wimbledon win saw the Bees drop out of the Football League on goal difference with a record points total of 51.

Speaking post-match, Davids spoke of his belief that the players did everything they possibly could to avoid the drop.

“I’m aware of the consequences (of relegation) but we did all that we could and gave everything we had. All of the players can look themselves in the eye and know they did everything but sometimes that is not enough.”

“I think the players are more disappointed than the fans and there are definitely consequences for players.”

Goals from Roy O’Donovan and Luke Guttridge condemned the Bees to a 2-0 defeat and Davids praised their composure in front of goal.

“Northampton were sharp and they didn’t squander their opportunities, they were clinical. 

“I think that the difference is that you have to take your chances. If you are not sharp then you see what can happen.”

Davids also admitted that despite relegation being tough to take it is not the worst moment of his career. 

“It is definitely a bitter pill to swallow. I look back on it and the team reached all the objectives the chairman set for me.

“We played attractive football, had young players coming in from the Academy and we got 51 points but have still gone down.”

When asked if it was his worst day in football, Davids replied: “No, why should it be? It is what it is. I think that losing a Champions League final is also something to think about.”

Davids also revealed that he will now sit down with Chairman Tony Kleanthous and discuss where he and the club go from here.  

“I have to sit down with the chairman and evaluate a lot of things and then we will go from there.

“I do not see why I would not stay with Barnet but you also have to be realistic at times.”

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