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'We hunted in packs'

17 July 2013

City boss pleased with his side's approach without possession in friendly win over WaWa

Coventry City boss Steven Pressley singled out his side's play without the ball as one of the most pleasing aspects of the Sky Blues' 6-0 friendly win over TSV Wachtendonk.

City kicked off their pre-season tour friendly schedule with a comfortable win over the German fifth tier side but Pressley said he was less focused on the result.

Click here for the match gallery of our win over TSV WaWa!

More so he said he was really satisfied with the way his side hunted in packs and pressured their opponents when not in possession and added that he was happy with how things were progressing.

"It was a terrific fixture for us and an ideal one to be honest in terms of our preparation," he said.

"We had a good performance against Nuneaton at the weekend and we followed that up with another professional performance and a good result but results are not the most important in pre-season.

"It's what we took from the game that I was more concerned with and the players attitude towards the game were absolutely terrific.

"We did all the things we spoke about in terms of our passing and our movement but I was especially pleased with the way we applied immediate pressure when we didn't have the ball and the way we hunted in packs.

"These are things we've worked towards and things are moving along nicely. There will obviously be far harder challenges in terms of opposition but we're taking it one step at a time."

Pressley also made mentioned of the younger members of his squad, two of who got on the scoresheet in Leon Lobjoit and Ben Maund.

"All of the young boys impressed me greatly. They're moving in the right direction and yes they are inexperienced but they played with a real freedom and energy and that's a really important thing to have within a football club."

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