Ryan: what crisis?
April 02, 2012
Waterford hurling manager Michael Ryan says there never was a crisis on Suirside.
After losing their first three games in Division 1A, the Decies maintained their top-flight status with back-to-back victories over Galway and Dublin. Speaking in the Independent after yesterday's win over the holders, Ryan commented:
"Everybody said it was a crisis but, after three rounds of the league, Dublin hadn't won any game. The national league champions haven't won any of their first five games, is that a crisis?
"It was a question of being patient - we've a new management team, we were without a lot of players early on and this was never going to happen overnight.
"The pressure was really on but they responded to it and we'd nine different starters [against Dublin] than against Cork. We struggled early on when we had a lot of injuries but we didn't have a settled team and now we have."
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