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INTERVIEW: Matty Godden Swansea City Reaction

A return for the Sky Blues striker...

6 March 2022

Sky Blues striker Matty Godden returned to the side after an injury lay-off

The Sky Blues fell to a 3-1 defeat to Swansea, but were granted with the return of star striker Matty Godden.

Godden reflected on the match and were City fell short against there opponents.

"Obviously it's disappointing to come away with absolutely nothing from the game, but it’s not to say that we didn’t have chances out there.

"We had a few chances, few clear cut ones as well, but obviously it is disappointing to come away from the game with absolutely nothing.

"The gaffer has just said that Simon hasn’t had to make one save all game, he's had to pick the ball out of his net three times, but he hasn’t had a save to make.

After missing out over the past block of matches, Godden's appearance was a much welcomed return to Mark Robins' side and the forward spoke on how it felt to return to action.

“I felt sharp when I came on, obviously a little bit rusty in-front of goal, but that is to be expected after being out for six weeks without being able to do anything.

"It will come with no doubt in the next couple of games, the more minutes I get, so there is no need to panic on my front in-front of goal, I know where the goal is, but like I said we go back to the result and how disappointing it is to leave here with nothing.

"When you are asked to come off the bench, you have to come off and make an impact and me and Waggy were called up today to try and bring something different to the boys.

“Their keeper has had a good game but there has been some chances, one on ones, that we should be tucking away.”

“It is all about putting yourself in a position to score and I know that nine times out of 10 that I am going to hit the target when I get in the;lm positions and the keeper has pulled off a good save and Waggy stayed calm and set Gus for the rebound which was nice."

After a prolonged period on the sideline, Godden reviewed his time out and the process in which he followed to make his return.

"There was nothing we could do about it, I wasn't really classed as injured, it is a health matter that the doctor in the hospital needed to take a quick view over and luckily we caught it in time.

"The surgeon just said you’ve got to sit on your backside for four weeks and telling a footballer to do that is the hardest thing, since I was four or five years old I haven’t sat down for four weeks straight.

“I just said to the couple of the lads, in the off season you do things that tick over and keep your body going, so to sit on a sofa or in your bed for four weeks is not the best thing. Some people think it is a dream but not for someone that is active and can’t sit still like me, but that is in the past now and I have 12 games to look forward to.”

“Yeah I saw the surgeon on the Tuesday and went for a run Tuesday. I saw him at 11 O’clock and by half past I was out on a run, it is one of those things.

"I have had to try and build my fitness up but I have had to be careful at the same time because to have four weeks off and come straight back at it would’ve been silly, so I have had to build it up and I’ve been back into contact training this week, the gaffer asked how I was and I was never going to say no to a little cameo here and there."


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