American striker Jack McBean reflect's on City's 5-1 victory over Sheffield United...
City striker Jack McBean believed the first goal was vital as the Under-23s won in emphatic fashion against Sheffield United yesterday.
The on-loan LA Galaxy forward scored a brace as the Sky Blues recorded a 5-1 victory over the Blades.
But after last week’s disappointment, McBean was delighted to start the game on the front foot and set the tempo. He said: “We are all very happy with the way we performed. We knew we had to react to last week and the first goal was vital.
“It got our confidence back and allowed us to express ourselves and play our natural game. I thought once we got in front we controlled the game and limited them to very few chances.
“The change of formation was good. My role didn’t really change but the I think the team benefited from it today and we were able to keep the ball and play a lot better football as a result.”
Both of McBean’s goals came from unselfish play from his fellow teammates and he admits it is always positive for a striker when you have talented players setting up goalscoring opportunities.
“Two goals is always nice, especially for a striker. I’ve been getting used to the games over here and progressing each match and today I got my rewards," McBean said.
“It always helps when you have great teammates around you as it makes your job easier up top. For the first goal Devon Kelly-Evans dribbled past many players and laid it on a plate for me and then Ben Stevenson slipped a great ball to me.
“It gives us something to build on going forward because we all know we have the talent and capabilities to perform like that on a regular basis.”