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PRESS WATCH: “It was a wonderful time and the best part of my career." - Former Coventry City star Cedric Roussel

20 April 2015

The former City striker also lauded the players he played with at the club including Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane...

Former Coventry City star Cedric Roussel has described his time with the Sky Blues as the 'best part of my career'.

The Belgian forward was talking to Coventry Observer's Steve Carpenter after he came back to the Sky Blues for the first time since leaving for the Colchester United match.

Roussel moved to the Sky Blues in 2000 from Gent and scored eight goals in the top flight for the Sky Blues, whilst forming an impressive partnership with Robbie Keane.


The 37-year old lauded the players he played with during his time at City and said he and Keane 'just clicked' at Highfield Road.

“We had a great team back then with some fantastic players,” Roussel told the Observer.

“We had McAllister, Hadji, Chippo and Keane and we all enjoyed playing with each other.

“Keane was a great player and we somehow clicked from day one. The first time we played with each other in training it just seemed to work.

“We both knew each other’s strengths and just played off them. He is one of those players who has that something about him and he always knew where the ball was going to be.

“It was a wonderful time and the best part of my career. We played some wonderful matches and I scored some important goals too.

“I remember beating Arsenal at Christmas and we nearly beat Manchester United at Old Trafford too,

“Playing in the Premier League was my dream and I was given a chance to make that happen at Coventry. I was still young at the time but I had to give it a go.”


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