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INTERVIEW: Jordan Ponticelli on his first Sky Blues goal in victory against Walsall

The 19-year old came on as a second half substitute to score...

3 October 2017

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Striker Jordan Ponticelli scored his first senior goal for the Sky Blues as they defeated Walsall in the Checkatrade Trophy...

The 19-year old was introduced as a half-time substitute and scored City's second goal, as well finding the target with the fifth penalty in the shootout.

"I can't really put it into words, when I saw the ball coming to me I obviously wanted to first of all make good contact, and then see it in the back of the net." Ponticelli said. 

"It was a great feeling. Obviously for the fans who have travelled and wanting to see us win, it was fantastic to be able to contribute to that.

"With the way the ball was going away from goal I was expecting a ball across, but Marc McNulty is a very good finisher, so there was always the chance he'd go himself."

As well as scoring his first senior goal, Ponticelli stepped up to take the fifth Sky Blue penalty in the shootout.

Under the new 'ABBA' format, his strike put all the pressure on Joe Edwards, who subsequently missed to have City the extra point in the Checkatrade Trophy.

"Very nerve wracking, I think penalty shootouts always are for me! I tried to keep myself cool and get it on target and then that hopefully is enough. 

"I'm always eager to play, never really impatient. The gaffer wants hard working players in his team so I am working every day to try and impress him.

"When I got my name in the squad I wanted to prove a point when I came on and I think I did that,"

He added: "It was a great feeling that the supporters were signing my name. It is quite impressive they managed to fit my surname in a song!" 

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