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INTERVIEW: Callum O'Hare talks return to action, Blackpool defeat and time on sidelines

29 October 2022


INTERVIEW: Callum O'Hare talks return to action, Blackpool defeat and time on sidelines

29 October 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Callum O’Hare spoke of his delight to be back playing football again for the Coventry City.

Callum started for the first time since last season in a competitive fixture for the Sky Blues, after enduring months on the sidelines through injury.

However, unfortunately for Callum, his first start ended in defeat against Blackpool, which he reflected on following the final whistle.

O’Hare had a hand in the goal, getting the assist for Kasey Palmer and after the final whistle, he looked back on his time out injured and his return to action.


On being injured…

“I can’t lie I hated it, it’s so annoying, it’s stressful watching, it’s probably more nervous watching then playing, so I’m buzzing to be back.

“The fans won’t know this, but I’ve played through lots of niggles, I always play and with that injury I couldn’t do anything it’s been a horrible time, it’s been stressful, but now I’m back and I’m just so happy.”


What got him through the injury…

“Me thinking I’m going to come back it’s going to be good; everyone will be happy again and just focusing on getting back and that got me through it.

“It was hard, when I would go home, I’d be stressed but when I started getting on the grass, I started getting more happy and now I’m back I’m buzzing.”


The Blackpool result…

“We didn’t start the best, but we went 1-0 up and then we started playing football and playing our thing, doing our stuff.

“Then second half we weren’t up to the standards we should be at, and they scored the two goals and ended up winning which is gutting.

“They missed a few good chances at the start and then we fixed ourselves up and started playing some good stuff and we could have had a few goals.

“But as I said, second half we didn’t really play but we have to move and try and do better Tuesday.


Kasey Palmer’s goal…

“We do it training everyday, so we were confident and when Gus played me, I’ve played Kasey and he’s scored but I don’t think we did enough of it today.

“They made it hard for us because we didn’t have an out and out striker, so it was hard to run the channels and stuff.

“I think we did well at points, it’s just getting the ball up there and we struggled at points.


How he got through the 90 minutes…

“I don’t know to be fair.

“The Gaffer asked me how long I could play, and I just said I don’t know I’ll let you know when I’m tired, but when the games going on you don’t think about being tired you just get on with it.”



Illness in the camp…

“It’s crazy. I came in today and Jamie Allen said to me can you play up front and I was like good one and he was like no seriously you’re playing there everyone is ill and I was like oh my god.

“The team kept changing because people kept getting ill so it wasn’t good for us or the Gaffer, but we got through it.

“I was hoping to play and when I was told I was playing up front I just started laughing and I played so I was buzzing.

“I knew I wouldn’t play straight away I knew I would have to work my way back in and today was a good time to start and get the minutes in.”


Support from the fans..

“I love the fans we have a good connection and every time I play, they make me feel special but nothing helps when you’re injured because there’s nothing you can do, you can’t play and can’t perform.”



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