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'Team talk was crucial' - Moussa

27 December 2013

City midfielder Franck Moussa believes the manager's team talk at half-time was crucial in getting the win...

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa believes Steven Pressley's half-time team talk had the desired effect in the 4-2 win over Peterborough United.

Former Sky Blues striker Shaun Jeffers gave Posh a 13th minute lead and although Leon Clarke netted in first-half stoppage time to level, Lee Tomlin went straight up the other end to grab a second for the visitors at the break.

Clarke grabbed another leveler straight after the restart and Moussa put City ahead with ten minutes to go before Callum Wilson netted in the final minutes to seal a memorable win.

The Belgian midfielder was delighted with the side's second-half performance and the belief in the City side.

Moussa said: "It was a Boxing Day game which is always a special time to play football and to play one of the best team's in the league, it was always going to be a big game.

"We came out really strong in the second half and we knew we needed to get a goal as soon as possible. The manager spoke to us at half-time about our responsibilities and the players definitely reacted to that.

"Sometimes, it can be very easy to concede goals if you're in the mindset that it is just another game. We know where we want to be so we can't think like that in any game.

"We always knew we could win the game and through the desire we had in the second-half, we were able to do that."

Both sides had goals ruled out during the match by the officials and Moussa thinks these decisions are part of football.

He added: "Sometimes, it goes your way and sometimes it doesn't. This is football. Usually, it evens itself out during the season.

"In the game yesterday, there were two big decisions and they both didn't go the way of either side. 

"At the end of the day, we are just pleased that we were able to score two goals more than them. 

"We're still in the festive period so there are a lot of games and a lot of points up for grabs. If we can get three points against Oldham, it gives us a real chance to go into the new year in a positive way."


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