Neil Taylor: Team GB football team have something to build on after Senegal draw
SWANSEA City defender Neil Taylor insists it's not all doom and gloom for Team GB despite being pegged back in their Olympic opener against Senegal at Old Trafford.
Senegal's Moussa Konate equalised with ten minutes remaining after Craig Bellamy had earlier given the home side the lead, meaning Team GB were unable to win on their first Olympic appearance since 1960.
The result means Uruguay top Group A, having come from behind to see off the UAE, who Taylor and co now face next at Wembley tomorrow.
Ryan Giggs, Bellamy, Joe Allen and Taylor all started for Stuart Pearce's side, while Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey was a second-half substitute.
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"I think we can build again," said Taylor. "We've looked better in every game that we've played — against Mexico, Brazil and now we moved to this game.
"We should have won — we know we should have won, but we can't be too downbeat, especially in a competition like this where the games come thick and fast.
"It's important that we get the three points tomorrow.
"It was a good first half for periods and it was a good second half for periods, but probably not for the 90 minutes and we need to be better overall in closing out the game.
"I thought we were the better team, but I think you have to show these teams respect and you have to get the job done.
"I don't think we quite did that and at 1-0 you're always vulnerable and I think there was a little bit of naivety in the end.
"But it's important not to lose your first game in a tournament and we haven't done that."
Tensions boiled over midway through the second half when Saliou