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INTERVIEW: Dom Hyam Bournemouth Preview

Defender looks ahead to Cherries clash...

26 November 2021

Sky Blues defender Dom Hyam praised the defensive resilience of the side ahead of the trip to Bournemouth this weekend.

Hyam has been a part of a defense that has kept successive clean sheets against Sheffield United and Birmingham City in the past week, but he was keen to stress that the role the whole team play in earning a shut out in such a competitive division.

“Yeah, we are pleased, it is good for us at the back especially, but it is a team effort you know it starts from the front, yeah back-to-back clean sheets is always good and always welcomed, yeah happy days.” Hyam said.

“It is hard to get a clean sheet in this league, so it is a testament to everyone, it is 11 players not just the back five or six as it all starts from the front, so yeah we are happy to keep clean sheets and hopefully long way that continue.”

Reflecting on the draw with Blues, Hyam was disappointed not to come away with three points but hopes the undefeated run will continue in Dorset on Saturday with Hyam  

“We always want to play good football especially at home in front of the fans and I thought we played well but we just couldn’t quite win the game.

“It’s just good to draw the game to keep that momentum building and go on a little unbeaten run hopefully.

“These are the games we want to play in your Bournemouths your West Broms, and games like that these are the games you look forward to and you want to test yourself against good opposition.

“They are flying at the top of the league and haven’t lost many games but there is no reason why we can’t go there and win a game of football, so we have got to be confident and yes we are looking forward to the game.”

Hyam, should he start, knows he could be coming up against one of the in form forwards in the division with 16 goal Dominic Solanke a key factor in the Cherries strong start to the campaign, however the defender insists they have done their homework on him and is relishing the challenge.

“Absolutely yeah, like I said these are the games you want to play in and the strikers you want to play against.

“Solanke is a top striker who is proven at this level that he can score loads of goals so it’s going to be a tough game as we are playing against good players, but we are full of confidence at the moment.

“Yeah (we’ve looked) in some detail, we know what his strengths and weaknesses are, we know what foot he is, we know what sort of movements he likes, it’s just about coming out with a game plan to stop what he is good at technically, that’s just as simple as it sounds really.”

“It’s difficult but that is the part of the game plan, you look at opposition’s strengths and weaknesses and come up with a way to win the game.”

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