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'We always believed we could win'

23 October 2013

City defender speaks about the unshakeable self belief that helped the Sky Blues turn over league leaders Leyton Orient

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa said the Sky Blues always held a strong belief that they could be the first team in League One to subject Leyton Orient to a defeat.

Russell Slade's O's had gone the first 12 games of their season unbeaten with a string of emphatic results along the way but City flipped Orient's form book on its head with a dominant 3-1 win at Sixfields.

Moussa got on the score sheet with a stunning goal along with strikes from Carl Baker and Leon Clarke to seal the three points before Yohann Lasimant grabbed a late consolation.

The City playmaker said the effect of the result, combined with the hard fought point City got against Wolves at Molineux at the weekend, has left the Sky Blues feeling confident ahead of their trip to face Walsall at the Bescot on Saturday.


"We're on a good run of form at the moment and to get four points out of two of the strongest teams in the league has given us great confidence," Moussa said.

"It was extremely pleasing to beat Leyton Orient in the way that we did because they'd gone 12 games unbeaten in the league so that was a real incentive for us.

"We's already played them twice before and on both occasions felt like we could beat them and now we've proved that."

Moussa also spent a fleeting moment to talk about his goal which drew gasps of delight from the stands as he deftly chipped Orient 'keeper Jamie Jones from just inside the area.


"I was just trying to create something. The manager is always telling me to be positive and be on the lookout for opportunities to have a shot so I saw some space at the back post and it was great to see it go in.

"Carl Baker scored a brilliant goal as well though and that really gave us a platform because we spoke about getting off to the right start and his goal definitely did that."


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