We hit the post twice. They fought like it was the game of their lives.
The Robins were the only team outside of the Premier League still left in the competition, after all.
Drama ensued after championship side Bristol City overcame premier league giants Manchester United in the dying minutes of the Carabao Cup on Wednesday night, when Korey Smith headed in past David De Gea in the last minute of the game to gift the hosts a win.
And Bellamy thinks there will be an overriding sense of disappointment from the Portuguese tactician who is accustomed to success.
BIG DAY FOR BRISTOL CITY "For them, it was a big day and big teams against teams of lower divisions, this is always a risk and you advise, advise, advise but in the end, the players are in a different level of intensity and motivation than the opponent and sometimes this can happen".
"In the first half we lacked intensity that they had and when I say intensity I say not just physical I say also mentally".
"Jose was very humble afterwards but he shot off so he couldn't stay and have some wine", smiled Johnson.
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And I think: "Wow". "If you watch Arsenal in the past, their two decisive players were Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez". He's really fit, you could see it at Bournemouth, there was not one second where you thought he looked exhausted .
'THE PLAYERS WERE PROFESSIONAL' "The reality is that the ones [players] that were on the pitch were the ones that were not in the last match [against West Bromwich Albion] and are the ones that not going to be in the next match".
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Ultimately though it wasn't strong enough and United were punished for their lack of clinical finishing.
"He has the warrior spirit, and you saw that in his goal".
"The players have been phenomenal".
It is understandable to take the view that the most probable way to get a result against better teams is to sit back and wait for set pieces or counterattacks to come your way while defending deep for large periods. It (Manchester City) is a beast of an organisation, but it is so fascinating.
However, Greater Manchester Police decided to take no action and the FA have followed suit after considering reports from both clubs. "It's a young group with real quality and energy and every single one of them will go down in the folklore of Bristol City football club". But they fought a lot to be lucky.