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INTERVIEW: Leo Ostigard Barnsley Reaction

The defender came close to scoring his first goal for the club...

27 September 2020

Leo Ostigard believes the Sky Blues were unlucky not to come away with all three points as they were held to a stalemate against Barnsley yesterday afternoon.

The Norwegian Under-21 international has started all three league games since joining on loan from Brighton and he came closest to breaking the deadlock at Oakwell.

He watched on as his header midway through the first half cannoned back off the crossbar, the closes either side came.

“It was a big chance for me to get my first goal.” Leo said.

“It was another great ball in from Gus (Gustavo Hamer) like he did in the last game and I’m happy he is able to create these chances, but I want to score.

“It was a good header, but I need to score from there and it’s just a rubbish feeling.”

The defender has shown in the opening games of the season the threat he possesses in the air, either in the oppositions box or his own.

It has been in an attacking threat from set-pieces where the defender has come alive and he puts that down to the work which has been done on the training ground practising those dead ball deliveries.

“I feel I connect with the ball well and I need to keep doing what I’ve been doing and I’m confident I will score my first goal.

“We have a good set-up from corners, and we practise them in training, and it feels good and we had some good chances from them in the second half as well.

“We will score goals from set-pieces that’s for sure.”

Assessing the performance following the full-time whistle, Ostigard told journalists that he believes there is still room for improvement.

“We were ok, in the first half we had some chances but we need to be better on the ball and I need to be better on the ball to try and improve.

“In the second half the ball was end to end almost and it wasn’t so easy to play because they pressed us quite high and I think it’s good we didn’t concede any goals and kept a clean sheet.

“On another day though, we come away with three points.”

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