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INTERVIEW: Matty Godden Wants Sky Blues To Bounce Back On Sunday

City host Tranmere Rovers on Sunday...

11 October 2019

Matty Godden wants the Sky Blues to “bounce back” when they return to Sky Bet League One action against Tranmere Rovers on Sunday.

After suffering defeat to Rotherham United last weekend, the striker has stressed the importance of avoiding back-to-back league defeats.

He also wants to right the wrongs up in South Yorkshire and hopes the Sky Blues can show everyone what they are capable of in front of the Sky cameras.

Godden said: “It’s important to bounce back on Sunday, I’m sure we will.

“The chances of us going unbeaten for the whole season was pretty slim. The division is so tight, it’s disappointing and we’re gutted to have lost by four goals on Saturday.

“Looking at the bigger picture we’re in fourth place with a game in-hand on second and if someone told us that at the start of the season, we’d snatch your hand off.

“There were individual mistakes that led to goals, but we’re a team. If one person makes a mistake, as a team we need to take it on the chin.

“We win together, and we lose together and as a team we need to put that right this weekend.

“This game is so important for us to bounce back and pick up a result and more importantly put in a good performance.”

Godden also spoke about the pressure that comes with playing in a side towards the top of the table.

The 28-year-old also believes that the Sky Blues confidence shouldn’t be hit after their first league defeat of the season.

“It’s a pressure that you need to enjoy and soak up and it’s a nice pressure to have and I’m sure we’ll relish that pressure.

“After last weekend, we’re all going to be right at it, it’s important not to lose two games in a row and we’re looking forward to it.

“We’re fourth in the league. Our confidence shouldn’t be shot after one defeat, especially the way we’ve been playing.

“We’ve passed most of the teams that we’ve played off the park and whilst it was a big defeat, it’s important that we go and show people how we play on Sunday.

“In front of the Sky cameras, it’s a good opportunity to show people what we’re about and express ourselves.”

Godden also knows that goals are just around the corner, but appreciates he has a bigger role to play in the side.

“I know there are goals around the corner. You might not score for five or six games and then once you get one you score in your next three in a row.

“I have a bigger role to play in the side, as well as my goals, it’s important to me to bring more to the team in terms of assists and things like that.”

Having signed a new deal with City earlier in the day, Godden was full of praise for manager Mark Robins and delighted that the gaffer wants to remain at the club.

“It’s massive for everyone at the club, seeing the gaffer sign a new deal. We’ve made a great start and I’m delighted he’s signed a new deal and it’s fully deserved.

“I’m buzzing that he’s staying, especially after he brought me in this summer. I’m delighted he’s staying.”


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