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INTERVIEW: Ben Wilson Norwich Reaction

The 'keeper reflected on last night's defeat...

18 February 2021

Ben Wilson felt as if there were promising signs in the Sky Blues’ second half performance after a 2-0 defeat to league leaders Norwich City.

City created several openings in the second half with Callum O’Hare going closest when he was denied by Canaries goalkeeper Tim Krul.

Wilson admitted the goals conceded in the first half proved costly in the end but was pleased with the Sky Blues’ efforts to gain momentum in the second half.

He said: “Take away the first half performance and we’re two goals down, we have come out second half with grip between our teeth that we needed in the first half, we had plenty of chances to get something out of the game.

“It was difficult and I may have got caught out of position for the first one and slipped for the second one and he has got a free hit really, it is just the little mistakes and if we can cut them out, but take nothing against Norwich and they are a top-class team.

“That goal (second goal before half time) couldn’t have come at a worst time really, in any game it kills you as they keep the ball really well so it was always going to be an uphill battle and we deserved at least a goal.”

He also feels like the second half performance against the league leaders had plenty of positives and if they replicate that in future games then there is a good chance you will pick up points.

He said: “Confidence is a massive thing but at the same time we are playing against really good teams and if you perform like you did second half you are going to get more points than you’re not.

“We know what we have got to do and we know we are going to be able to do it, so we just need to take each game as it comes and hopefully get three points on Saturday.

“As much as they are an amazing team and really great defensively, you are able to get in and create a few chances, so if we did score it would have been backs against the wall.”

Wilson was selected in goal, as he continues to compete with Marko Marosi, but Wilson told how the pair maintain a strong relationship, but he is hopeful on retaining the number one spot.

He said: “I was buzzing when I got told I was playing; I feel for Marko and it is only one position on the pitch and the Gaffer has gone with me, hopefully I have done enough to continue to play on Saturday.

“Me and Marko get on unbelievable, we know for a fact we are going to compete like on the training field and are friends like on the training field, we have got to support each other whoever is playing.

“It is really good for the Gaffer to have the trust in me and it is up to me to stay there now and if the points come it makes my job easier.”

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