Marko Marosi says the Sky Blues have to keep “believing” in themselves when they take on Blackburn Rovers in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend.
City were forced to settle for a point against Swansea City on Tuesday night and were unlucky not to come away with all three points.
The goalkeeper thinks Rovers will pose another tough test and hopes the Sky Blues can bring their pressing and aggression from their mid-week fixture into Saturday’s clash.
Marosi said: “We expect another tough game against Blackburn, just like every other game at this level, we’ve just got to go out there and do our thing and be aggressive just like we were in the previous game, I thought we were really good, we have to keep believing in ourselves and keep believing in our ability.
“The last game against Swansea, I thought we were unlucky not to come away with the win, we had a goal disallowed and we had the better chances in the game so we’ve been really positive, we’re still learning and there’s still a lot more to come from us.
“We were on the front foot from the beginning of the game, we were really aggressive with our pressing and didn’t allow Swansea to be comfortable in possession, we put them on the back foot from the get go and it forced them to go longer at times.
“It’s important to bounce back and not dwell on your defeats at this level, we were really good from the get go and really unlucky to come away with a point, the mood is really positive and we look forward to each game.”
City’s number one feels they have been playing well having come up against four sides that currently sit in the top seven places in the table.
“I think we’ve been really good, we’ve been unlucky in some games, the first game at Bristol City we were really unlucky to come away with nothing, we had some really good chances and played on the front foot.
“We’ve had some positive results and played Bournemouth and Brentford who are top quality sides that are going to be pushing for promotion this season which were really good tests for us and we learnt a lot from those games.
“Those are the kind of games you want to be involved in, you want to play the top quality sides, we’re going to learn a lot from those games and I think we can hold our own against those types of teams because we’ve been playing well.”
The 27-year-old admitted that the curtailment of the League One season has made it trickier for the players to hit the ground running this term, but remains positive having worked so hard to achieve promotion.
“There’s still things we need to work on and improve on, but that’s why we train, we try and improve every day, we’re working hard on and off the pitch.
“It’s a little bit trickier for us, we were off for a long time and they finished the season, we just had to do our own individual training by ourselves which sometimes is really tough, it’s been tough, but we had a pre-season and we’re just getting on with it now.
“This is what every player here last season was aiming to do, we want to play at the highest level possible, we try our best every day, we learn each day and we try and improve each day and we’re trying to be the best we can be, it’s really positive and really good playing at this level.
“The big difference from a goalkeeper’s point of view at this level is that attacking players take their chances more and it’s a lot quicker in the final third, you’ve got clubs with massive budgets so the quality is going to be better.”
Marosi also retains the ambition of playing international football for Slovakia, after Sky Blues defender Leo Ostigard was called up to Norway’s senior squad earlier in the campaign.
“I’m getting a lot of messages at the moment from Slovakian journalists, there’s some that didn’t even know I existed, there’s an ambition to play at international level, but it’s going to be really tough because there’s some top keepers in the side.
“Leo’s been really good, he’s a really good defender, he’s very good on the ball and you can tell how aggressive he is in the air and he’s a real threat from set-pieces, he fits in well, he’s a good lad and he works hard in training, there’s a lot more to come from him.”