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Port Vale 0-0 Bolton Wanderers: Ian Evatt verdicts 0-0 draw at Port Vale

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IAN Evatt said he was proud of how the Wanderers kept their 10 players and points after Ricardo Santos’ red card at Port Vale.

Bolton bosses said the decision to give the captain a second yellow card was “amazing”, but other than saying the club would represent them, it was issued at the half-time break. He didn’t go into details about his own red card.

Amadou Bakayoko also appeared to score a legitimate goal in the first half, but Evatt said the way they handled the setback was very encouraging.

“I am very proud of my team,” he said. “He was attended by 10 men for the better part of an hour in this heat.

“Having their keeper win Man of the Match says a lot. They got 10 players for an hour in scorching conditions. I am very proud of how things have progressed.

“We are a good football team, we are open, we are scalable, we are attacking and we are causing problems for the team. I’m proud of you, team, you’re labeled soft touch, you’re labeled soft and flaky, but there was no such thing today.

“If this team starts fighting like that, it’s simply that the rest of the league is in trouble.”

Regarding Santos’ red card, second yellow card and his own, Evatt said the decision was made by the fourth official, Hristo Karaivanov.

“I don’t want to talk too much about what happened in the tunnel because I plan to report it to the FA and PGMOL. Rico’s is honestly pretty amazing because we’ve all seen it.

“I am baffled that we could make such a terrible decision. is.

“If you’re not sure, you can’t make that decision because you know Rico has already been yellow-carded. I’ve seen it, and I know it’s wrong.”

Wanderers ensured an unbeaten start in Ligue 1 and Evatt shows they have the right attitude to succeed.

“I’m happy for them. How come I didn’t see resilience?

“When you’re on a team in possession, an attacking team, you’re clearly labeled soft and flimsy. This group of players isn’t. If they keep producing results, they’re going to be a really tough team to beat.

“This team rarely loses, this is the third time since Wigan in January. Therefore, I am disappointed.

The Wanderers made four substitutions in the second half and Evatt said there were no new injury issues ahead of Tuesday night’s home game against Morecambe.

“Just tired,” he said. “Real fatigue. Apart from a nice save in the trough in the second half, we should have still had chances. Their keeper made one and we got some good opportunities in transition and counterattacking. rice field.