Millwall manager Gary Rowett has praised Sheffield United for their positive attitude at The Den and further added that their style of play and game plan was impssibe to break down in their FA Cup match.
Speaking after goals scored by Mo Besic and Oliver Norwood, Rowett admitted that he tried to use physicality in their game plan in an effort to diffuse Sheffield but that ended up not going according to plan.
“We had to try and make the game a bit of a scrap," Rowett said.
“You’re hoping a Premier League side with a poor mentality comes, one that doesn’t want to be there.
“But what you get with a Chris Wilder side is a team that comes with a brilliant mentality and then the difference comes down to that bit if quality.”
“To begin with, I don’t think there was a lot in it," he continued.
“But then we just stepped off them and bit and got punished for that. That’s when you see the ability they’ve got. But also the attitude as well.
“They pinned us back with their athleticism and their shape as well.
“We competed well. But in the end, we just lacked that little bit of quality when it mattered. And they (United) didn’t. You saw that.”