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INTERVIEW: Viktor Gyökeres Blackburn Reaction

Sky Blues striker reflects on draw...

3 April 2022

Yesterday’s goalscorer Viktor Gyökeres reflected on his late heroics to salvage a point for the Sky Blues in a 2-2 draw with Blackburn Rovers.

Harry Pickering’s own goal inside ten minutes gave City the early advantage, however second-half strikes from Bradley Dack and Scott Wharton gave the visitors the lead before Viktor Gyökeres restored parity in injury time.

Following the contest, the Swedish striker spoke about his side’s habit of scoring in the final moments of a game.

“We’ve done it a few times now, so obviously we believe that we can do that and we’ve done it again today,” Gyökeres mentioned.

“We always believe that we can score and we never give up, that’s a big part of it. We just keep going and trying to learn; only when the ref blows the whistle is it over so we always keep going.

“It was a really good cross, and I managed to get across the defender and head it in.

“I haven’t scored that many headers this season so it’s nice to get one today.”

Having gained the early advantage and entered half-time 1-0 up, Gyökeres spoke about how the Sky Blues’ performance merited at least a point.  

“Yeah, especially after how we played in the first half. The start to the second half wasn’t good and they scored very early so that didn’t help, but I think that we deserve at least one point today.

“How it turned out in the second half, it’s nice to come away with a point but we always want to win and especially here at home.

“It’s difficult when we concede two goals in the second half, so we’ll take the point and move on.

“We’re always aiming for the top six, we’ve got games left playing the teams around us, so we just need to get a few more points.”

Next up for the Sky Blues is Nottingham Forest away on Wednesday night and Gyökeres mentioned how he is looking forward to the occasion.

“We like the big games so that’s a good game for us, we’ll just try to go there and play like we want to do and hopefully get something out of that. I think we’ll go into that game and be confident.”

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