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INTERVIEW: Luke Thomas Talks Wimbledon Draw

The winger helped the Sky Blues to get back into the game...

13 January 2019

Sky Blues winger Luke Thomas believes missed chances cost City gaining maximum points at the Ricoh Arena as they were held to a 1-1 draw with AFC Wimbledon.

A Jake Jervis goal in the first minute put City behind, before a second half deflected effort from Thomas earned City a share of the spoils.

However, Thomas believes that they had more than enough opportunities to win the game.

“I think we killed ourselves and gave ourselves a bit of a mountain to climb when we went 1-0 down in the first ninety seconds.” He said.

“The way we played today and the chances we created, we definitely deserved the three points and it’s two points dropped.

“I thought that they were very good defensively and they sat deep. I think if you play against anyone that does that then it is hard to break down.

“We’re a confident bunch, but I thought in and around the box, especially in the first half, we created so many chances, but we have to shoot more like I did in the second half and sometimes it gets a deflection and goes in.”

Thomas’ goal came in the 62nd minute, taking a deflection on the way before finding the bottom corner. However, striker Conor Chaplin believes he may have had the final touch.

“He’s trying to claim it, I’ll have to see the replay, but if he got the last touch then it is definitely his goal.” He said.

“As much as I want it, I’ll watch the replay and see if it’s my goal or his goal.”

Despite only picking up the sole point, the Derby loanee took encouragement from the performance that he and his teammates displayed.

“I thought we were dominant apart from the first five or ten minutes where we went one-nil down when we shouldn’t have. After that it was like playing against a brick wall at times.

“We’re not far off where we want to be, we’re not far off the playoffs, but we need to start turning these draws in to wins.

“I think Wimbledon were bottom on paper today, but they are fighting for their life. Whether you are playing top of the table or bottom of the table, every game is a tough one.”


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