“He deserved to win really and I feel for Barry obviously because he’s been grafting at his game and he’s been unlucky in a few results,” he added.
“He deserved that victory tonight just for the effort he’s put in all season.
“It’s a horrible way to lose but hopefully he can respond from that because he played great today.
“He outplayed me really, I just got out of jail.”
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