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INTERVIEW: Tyler Walker Blackburn Reaction

The striker scored the first of City’s two goals…

17 October 2021

Goal-scorer Tyler Walker reflects after helping City secure a point on the road to Blackburn.

After falling two goals behind at the break, a quick-fire double, on the hour mark, was enough to ensure the Sky Blues shared the points at Ewood Park.

Sky Blues forward Tyler Walker, restored to the lineup for the game against Rovers, netted the first of the two goals and says City did well to regroup after trailing at the half.

“It was a mental game, probably a good one to watch from a neutral perspective, a game of two halves.

“I thought we started well, had some chances, I had a chance and it was a decent save from the keeper and we came out the blocks quite well, but then Blackburn came into it and got two goals which was frustrating on our part because they were probably avoidable, but we settled down at half-time, came out well and came back.

“Once the first goals went in, as a team we probably got a bit flustered and we needed half-time to relax and get a clear head and play our game and take the game to them.”

Having secured his first league goal of the season, Walker reflected on his personal performance, but also nodded to the competition for places in the squad.

“It was a great cross and I was delighted to get on the end of it and get my first league goal of the season and hopefully I’ll kick on from there and there will be many more to come.

“Theres massive competition for places everywhere in the team, you’ve just got to take your opportunity and I hope I’ve done that today, you need that competition to push each other and make sure we don’t relax.

“When the teams been doing as well as it has, you can’t say anything, you’ve just got to praise the boys and help when they need it and push them in training, that’s what competitions about at the end of the day.

“When there’s four strikers, you need to take every opportunity you can, things happen in football you can’t foresee and at the minute it’s one of those things that’s unfortunate, you’ve just got to take it when you can.”

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