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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson Stoke City Reaction

The 'keeper produced a string of superb stops...

22 April 2021

Ben Wilson reflected on the Sky Blues’ third successive victory after they secured all the points against Stoke City on Wednesday night.

Wilson produced a superb reflex save to deny Connor Taylor at 0-0 before three strikes would go on to win the game for City.

Wilson reiterated what a fantastic achievement it has been for the Sky Blues to win three games on the bounce and was proud to pull off his terrific stop.

He said: “It is an amazing achievement, obviously a one nil win last week against Rotherham gives you a massive boost and the lads are absolutely buzzing and three wins in a row for a team that was only just promoted last year is fantastic.

“I like to play my part and was able to get two clean sheets (two in last three games), tonight we restricted them to shots from distance.

“The lads are talking about it and you train all week to make saves like that and they don’t come around very often but when they do, they are even more special especially at the end to win by a one goal margin.”

He also touched upon his close bond with fellow goalkeeper Marko Marosi and insists the dynamics on their relationship allow them to get on well.

He said: “Marko has done great and he played well against QPR and it could have been five or six if it wasn’t for him, so we have got a great relationship and we understand it is part and parcel of football.

“The manager has got a decision to make and whoever he chooses to go out there has to go and perform at the weekend, so we support each other and get the best out of each other each day.

“When he is playing, I support him and when I play, he supports me and it will continue for as long as we are together.”

He is also pleased with his playing time and has been battling for the number one spot throughout this season with Marosi as he wants to help the team end the season strongly.

He said: “This is the most games I have played in one season and it is an amazing achievement for myself and for the manager to keep repaying his faith in me shows how much he trusts me, hopefully I have done enough to repay his faith.

“Look at the end of the day we want to finish as high as possible and there is no taking the foot off the gas, we want to win each game until the end of the season and it is just taking each game as it comes.

“We have got to enjoy it and to see yourself in that position is great (on City moving up the league), we come out and give it our all.”


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