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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Fulham Reaction

Double secured over league leaders…

10 April 2022

Sky Blues manager Mark Robins voiced his delight as City walked away worthy 3-1 winners against Champions elect Fulham.

Midweek, manager Mark Robins encouraged the Sky Blues’ performance versus Nottingham Forest, despite their 2-0 loss.

After a 3-1 win against a rampant Fulham side, the message was the same from Robins, who, yet again, raved at the levels his side reached against the league leaders.

“I don’t think there is anybody has done the double over them, other than us and we performed to a really high level in both of the games, they’re going to remember us, of course they are.

“We showed moments of what we can be, we were outstanding but also what could be. We’re trying to get that consistency, to a man they were magnificent.

“The level of performance from the lads that started was outstanding, from minute one to minute ninety-four and we could’ve scored more goals.

“I think we’ve really deserved three points today, the supporters were outstanding again, they got behind the team and they were the loudest voices in the stadium and rightly so, I think it was a brilliant day for everybody connected at the club.”

Throwing back to that Forest defeat, Robins highlighted the difference between then and the Fulham triumph- that being the clinical nature of the Sky Blues.

“We took our chances and at good times to take them and really the first goal was a well-worked set-play from Gus and a header from Michael Rose and it was nothing more than we deserved.

“We played really well, had one or two bits of play and half chances, but the goal settled us down and then the second goal came from Vik, it’s got power on but it’s come off the surface and caught the keeper out, 2-0 up away from home and you’re looking what could be, how are we going the sting them into action.

“At half-time it was 2-0 and that was important because they started to come at us and they changed things drastically, they changed shape, two strikers came on and they went to a back three with two wing-backs to match us up and try and break us down that way.

“We showed real bravery and then went after the game which was fantastic, the release from Gus and his presence of mind to pick out the ball and it’s exactly what we want from Callum and Jamie Allen to get in those positions. The calmness to finish was superb.

“We’ve dealt with them brilliantly, Michael rose and Dominic Hyam and also Jake Bidwell, the wing-backs inside did really well most of the game, the only down side was the goal we conceded late on and we didn’t need to do it.”

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