Scott Fraser provided a brutally honest assessment of Saturday’s defeat to Portsmouth, stating the Dons need to be better in both boxes in order to capitalise on their dominance of games.
The Dons had 72% possession and completed 515 passes at Fratton Park, while the total shots counter fell in the Dons favour – with Russell Martin’s side having 19 to Portsmouth’s four.
Frustratingly for the Dons, they were beaten 2-1 by Kenny Jackett’s side, with Scott Fraser not holding back on his frustration in his post-match interview.
“We're five games in and absolutely battering teams, but until we get the mentality of being hard to score against and ruthless at the other end - nothing will change.
“It’s so frustrating, Portsmouth had two shots on goal, and one of them was a penalty - it's not good enough. We’re like a prime Man City just to get a chance at goal – it’s not good enough.
“We're so good, anyone who comes to watch us will see we are so good. We work so hard, the manager and Luke work so hard on making us the best we can be. We just need to get stronger at both ends of the pitch.”
Fraser noted both of Portsmouth’s goals came from sloppy defending and the Scot believes MK Dons need to look at themselves in order to turn performances into points.
“As players, we're sick of coming off the pitch having worked so hard but we don't feel the opposition need to do as much. If you take away the score and look at how we’ve played – it’s fine – but it’s a results business, we’re five games in now and we need to sharpen up fast.
“We need to stop conceding first. It lets teams set up how they want after that. If we go into the second half at 0-0, or get the first goal, we will batter teams.”
Fraser added, “Once we cross the white line, it's on us, the coaching team can’t do another more. They are brilliant and work so hard and we’re letting them down at the minute - we need to look at ourselves.”