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'I was expected to deliver' - Moussa

4 January 2014

City midfielder delighted to fulfilled his responsibility by grabbing a goal as second striker in FA Cup win over Barnsley

Coventry City midfielder Franck Moussa says the Sky Blues are delighted to be in the FA Cup fourth round but did not enjoy coming from behind to do so.

City went a goal down to Barnsley at Oakwell but came back in style to win 2-1 with goals from Franck Moussa and Leon Clarke's late winner to put them in the hat for the fourth round.

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Moussa, whose goal takes him into double figures this season, said another comeback was testament to City's character and desire to win games but he added that they do not enjoy having to turn games around.

"The habit we have in coming from behind shows great character and our desire to win but to be honest we don't enjoy having to do that," he said.

"We want to do it from the start but again we've put in a brilliant performance in the second half and it's just good to do that and get another win.

"We don't want to have to keep telling people that we're a good team, we want to prove it and the players we have show that we can win games.

"In the second half we were able to play our game a bit more because it took us some time to understand Barnsley's game but once we did that and got our foot on the ball we were able to create opportunities and I know the fans could see that we were desperate to win the game."

The Belgian playmaker was asked to adopt a more attacking role in the second half following the substitution of debutant Denzel Slager just after the hour and he said he was delighted to have gotten a goal from a position where goals are what you are expected to deliver.

"The manager told me to go in behind Leon and get the ball from there. If I'm put in central positions to go forward I like to bring something to the team and I'm just happy that I've contributed with a goal.

"When you're pushed up there it's goals that you are expected to deliver so it was a great feeling to do that."


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