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INTERVIEW: Gus Hamer Peterborough Reaction

Midfielder reflects on yesterday's victory...

16 January 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Gus Hamer hailed his side’s team performance to claim the three points on the road against Peterborough yesterday.

City were quick to establish themselves in the contest with a two goal lead inside half an hour, courtesy of goals from Gus Hamer and Matty Godden, however the hosts brought a goal back through Jorge Grant’s 37th minute effort.

Nonetheless, a Nathan Thompson own goal and a late second goal of the game from Matty Godden ensured that the Sky Blues brought back all three points.

“I think that was really good from the team today, that we kept calm and tried to play out and had the patience to do it,” Hamer stated.

“They brought it back to 1-2, I thought that we did a good job afterwards to not concede a second goal and after 30 minutes they had a bit of control on the ball, they didn’t get really dangerous afterwards but in the second half we came out and had really good chances. They tried to press and we just kept calm and tried to play.

“I don’t think that we’ve had many times this year where we are in front and we give a goal away and we lost or drew the game; I think because of our patience we kept trying to play football.

“I think that is really good for us, that we keep calm and don’t stress out, and I think that is what you saw today as well. It’s 2-1, we don’t panic, we don’t stress, and then by the end of the game it’s 4-1.

“We won in the cup, we won 4-1 today, I think it’s a good start to the new year.”

Hamer’s 15th minute strike to open the scoring from 25 yards out set City on the path to victory yesterday, also mirroring his goal in the home fixture against Peterborough back in September.

“I don’t know what I have against them! I like to score against them, but I think that it’s not all about me of course. Matty [Godden] scored two, so it was a really good game for him, Viktor [Gyökeres] came on as well and did a really good job, so I think we did well as a team to get the performance.

“I was talking with our assistant coach and he said to just shoot from the edge of the box if you can, I did and it went in.”

Two goals either side of half time for Matty Godden yesterday established the 30-year-old as City’s top goalscorer for the season so far with 10 goals, and Hamer praised the striker’s performance.

“It’s really good for him, he’s having a great season so far, but as I said it’s not about me, it’s not about Matty Godden, it’s about the whole team. For him it’s really good that he’s in double figures now and being the top scorer, so I’m really happy for him, but we do it together.

“Without Viktor, without a run we couldn’t get the second goal. So it’s a team building thing, and I’m really pleased for him that he’s scored twice.”

Hamer also praised the movement of his teammates in attack, as well as the travelling Sky Blues support:

“With the movement of Jamie Allen and Callum O’Hare it’s fantastic up front. I prefer to get the ball to my feet from our defenders and I know that I can always play in one of them. It’s so nice to play with them.

“[The fans] were really good. I was subbed after 60 minutes and they didn’t stop singing, they didn’t stop cheering, so fantastic from them today and we’re really pleased. Of course at home we know they are fantastic, but our away fans are amazing.”

Next up for Hamer’s side is the visit of QPR at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday 22nd January, and supporters can view ticket details to come along and support the Sky Blues by clicking HERE.


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