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INTERVIEW: Gus Hamer Bristol City Reaction

The midfielder reflects on midweek victory...

23 February 2022


INTERVIEW: Gus Hamer Bristol City Reaction

The midfielder reflects on midweek victory...

23 February 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Gus Hamer reflected on last night’s contest, as City brought home the three points courtesy of a 2-1 victory at Ashton Gate.

Ian Maatsen struck in the first half before Chris Martin equalised for the home side, however Gus Hamer superbly orchestrated a late counter attack which saw Gyökeres win the game for the Sky Blues.

“It was a hard fight, a tough one. We fought as a team, we did everything together,” Hamer highlighted.

“I think that if you see loads of our games, you see that we score loads of goals from the 80th to the 95th minute, so the fitness from our team is good.

“We work hard on it with our physical trainers, so it is very good from them and you could see at the end that you get progress from it.

“I felt really fit today, I trained all week and on Saturday I trained with the Under-23s, so I felt really fit. Obviously we had a long journey today, but we had loads of rest as well so I think that we did well.

“For me personally, I had two games rest, not how I wanted it because ten yellow cards is not the best record you can have, but at the end it was good. I made a difference today because I was fresh, which was good.”

Having led the game on two occasions, Hamer also praised the team’s preparation going into the contest.

“We had a meeting this afternoon in the hotel and we spoke about these situations; if we get the ball in midfield then there is a hole in behind their defending. We spoke about it and then it happened in the game as well.

“They saw that it’s a weak point from them, and we used that weak spot so I think that we did well there.

“I think that their goal, from a set piece again, a short corner where I had to deal with two men, didn’t do well and then it was a great move from their striker.

“We can’t lose them there anyway, it’s a strike in the box so we have to defend it, but it happened and their crowd was loud like ours. I think that if you know that’s coming you have to be focused and stay calm.

“I think that’s one of our qualities, just to stay calm and play out. At the end you could see a release, a break, and Viktor with a great run and movement and he scores.

“An away win, and last weekend we won at home, so I think that’s really good for us and back-to-back wins is of course really good for the team’s confidence.

“The fans were magnificent at the end today, they didn’t stop singing and you heard them every single time. We want to do it for them, we want to do it for the points and I’m looking forwards to the weekend already.”

Next up for Hamer’s side is the visit of Preston North End at the Coventry Building Society Arena next Saturday at 3pm.

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