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INTERVIEW: Amadou Bakayoko Reflects On Plymouth Win

The striker was off the mark against Plymouth...

19 August 2018

Amadou Bakayoko netted his first goal for the club in the 1-0 victory over Plymouth and believes that the Sky Blues’ hard work is now beginning to pay off.

The former Walsall man made his home debut at the Ricoh Arena and scored a 43rd minute penalty to secure City’s first win back in League One.

The striker spoke of his relief at scoring his first goal for the club and how, on another day, the Sky Blues could have won by a bigger score line.

He said: “We needed to get the three points and we managed to get that. I think we played well in the first half and it’s just starting to gel with the lads and we’ll pick up game by game.

“I needed to get my first one and so I made sure I did. I put enough power on it and it hit the back of the net.

“I think we put ourselves under pressure in the second half, but we’ll work on that. We had a few good chances with the subs that come on. If we had of put two in, it would have been a different game.”

Bakayoko joined the club from Walsall during the summer transfer window and has started in every game he has been available for.

The forward admitted that, after a steady start back in the third tier, the Sky Blues squad is beginning to gel and that they can build on today’s three points.

He said: “I wouldn’t say it’s been difficult, but it is going to take a bit more time than usual. It’s just starting to get going and hopefully we can carry on this way now we’ve got the three points.

“We’ve been grafting really hard together as a team, working on things to try and get wins and more goals and have an attacking threat. It’s good that we got the first win out the way and we just need to go out on the training ground and start gelling.”

It was a fantastic atmosphere at the Ricoh Arena and Bakayoko believes that the Sky Blue Army can be an important factor in helping the team achieve success this season.

“The fans were amazing today and it just helps massively having so many fans around and backing you. It’s a massive plus for the players.” He said.

There’s no respite for City as they travel to Blackpool on Tuesday evening in the hope of claiming their first away win of the season.

“It’s part of our game and we’re going to work hard on the training ground and do the most that we can to try and go and get the three points. We should go out there with fresh legs, get going again, and hope for another massive three points, that’s what it’s all about!”

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