Max Biamou was “very happy” to be back in the Sky Blues starting line-up against Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon, making his first league start for the club since August 2018.
The striker more than made up for lost time, laying on Amadou Bakayoko’s opener before scoring a sensational acrobatic effort with six minutes left to play.
The Frenchman was pleased to have found the back of the net but was disappointed City couldn’t come away with the three points.
Biamou said: “I’m happy to have scored on my first start for the first team in so long but I’m very disappointed with the result because we should have won the game.
“On a personal level, I’m very happy with the goal on my first start and Peterborough are a very good team so at the end of the day we have to be happy with the result.
“They were top of the league so it’s a good point to come away with, especially away from home.
“We have to try and build on this and we have to be focused on the next game to keep the momentum going.”
The 28-year-old also spoke about his special strike on Saturday afternoon, a chance he believes was made more difficult given the game was in its latter stages, as well as setting up strike partner Baka for the opener.
“You have to believe in yourself when you score this kind of goal. It was probably the hardest chance I had in the game.
“It was even harder because it was at the end of the game when I’m tired, but sometimes you just have to try something different.
“I always try and do my best for the team and my teammates. At the moment Baka needs goals and that’s the same for me so I’m trying to help him to do that.
“At the end of the day, I just want to win the game, that’s why I’m disappointed with the result, but I’m happy for me and for him with the goals.”
Biamou wants to come back an even better player than he was before he picked up his injury back in 2018 and appreciates that he may have to patient before getting more regular game time.
“I’m feeling very good. Since my injury in 2018, I’ve been working very hard to come back better than before and try and get into the starting 11.
“Coming back from a long injury, I knew what my situation would be when I returned, but I’m just happy to be back playing.
“I knew it was going to be hard to get in the first team this season because we’ve signed a new striker and Baka is still here.
“I just have to try and do my best for the team and take my chance when it comes.”
He also had a message to the Sky Blues supporters and thanked the City faithful for their unwavering support during his rehabilitation process.
“I can only thank the fans for their support. I always play for them first, I want to give everything I can for them, and the team and they help me to be a better player.”