Neil McCann insists his Dundee side are better than the performance against Kilmarnock suggests

Fassial El Bakhtaoui is congratulated after netting the opener.

Dundee manager Neil McCann insists his side are a far better team than what they showed in their 1-1 draw at Kilmarnock on Saturday.

Despite taking the lead through an early Faissal El Bakhtaoui goal, the Dark Blues were pegged back just after the hour mark by a Gordon Greer volley.

Dee boss Neil knows his team have enough to kill games off but admits he was happy to come away with a point in the end.

“It was very frustrating because I expect a lot better from us,” Neil said.

“I was reasonably pleased to come away with a point because, on review of the game, Kilmarnock could have easily got the three points.

“I’m happy with the point because it could’ve been none and I think in a lot of our performances there was slackness — we gave up possession too easy.

“There was no spark in the game, which was probably down to our efforts last Wednesday against Celtic. That was a big game for us and I think the boys went at it 100% against a top side.

“I think that caught up with us on Saturday.

“We got into decent areas, we got off to a wonderful start, but there was no spark at all.

“The ball kept coming back at us and we were having to defend attacks.”

Neil said: “The boys’ efforts over the last couple of games has been there but there was no spark against Kilmarnock.

“It’s not like us because we’re a team that poses a bit of a threat but not on Saturday.”

Kilmarnock boss Lee McCulloch felt his side deserved to win.

“I’ve got to be brutally honest and say it felt like two points lost,” McCulloch said. “Over the course of the game we were the better team.

“We’ve only been beaten once in the last four games. We’re searching for that first win which will hopefully come soon.”

 

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