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INTERVIEW: Ben Sheaf Bournemouth Reaction

The midfielder reflects on the clash against the Cherries...

3 October 2020

Ben Sheaf believes the Sky Blues still have room to learn after defeat to Bournemouth on Friday night at St Andrew’s.

The midfielder believes him, and his teammates can use the game as a learning curve following the international break.

“Obviously, it’s disappointing and it’s never nice to lose especially at home, conceding three goals isn’t good, we lacked a bit of confidence, in the first half. We perhaps didn’t move the ball with enough belief. 

“They are a real good side, attacking with real pace and power, they have just come down from the Premier League and haven’t lost too many players so the quality is still there.

“We have got to look at ourselves, at times we didn’t play our best stuff and we lacked a bit of belief in ourselves maybe.  Especially early in the first half and then in the second half we started a bit slow and conceded the goals.

“Then the sending off came and then it’s a bit of a long end to the game from there. There are lots of things for us to learn from and as long as we learn that’s the main thing.”

The midfielder is enjoying life in the second tier so far after linking up with the Sky Blues this past summer on loan.

Just like others, the 22-year-old played his trade in League One after a spell with Doncaster Rovers last season but believes himself and the Sky Blues can go toe-to-toe with most teams who they may face this season.

“It is definitely a step up from last year, but I am enjoying it and I feel this is where I should be playing at this stage of my career.

“I am learning every day under the coaching staff; the lads are great and trainings been good.

“We have got to keep that belief and keep up our high standards.

“There is not a lot of Championship experience in this squad and we all believe we are good enough to play in this division, we feel good enough to challenge most teams in this league.”

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