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INTERVIEW: Gustavo Hamer reacts to Luton Town draw

The Sky Blues midfielder scored his first goal of the season, away at Luton...

15 September 2022

Sky Blues midfielder Gustavo Hamer is confident that the Club will climb the Championship table, so long as they can eradicate the mistakes that have cost them points during their opening matches.

Hamer was pleased to have picked up a point - and a goal - against the Hatters on Tuesday night, but insisted that the Sky Blues must find a fix for the mistakes that have seen goals scored agaisnt them.

“I’m happy to help the team get this point and I think we deserved more, but we have a point away from home and that’s a good start going into the next game,” he said.

“We have to learn that if we make a mistake, we can’t make another one. Luton did that to us today and hit us on the counter attack with a ball through the middle, but we can’t keep making mistakes because it kills us.

“Coming from behind was the situation we were in but instead of chasing the goal we stayed calm and then got the chance through Viktor [Gyökeres] and I’m really happy for him, he’s working hard and going that extra bit for the team.

“I think we were quite dominant in midfield, we had a lot of space between myself, Ben Sheaf, and Jamie Allen. We controlled the game and didn’t rush too much, so that’s what we did well and we trained really hard on that last week.

“Ben is growing every week and he’s a class player, so I’m happy to play with him. You saw the ball for Viktor’s goal, it was an outside of the foot volley and then Vik scores so that makes it even better, it was a great goal.”

Hamer’s superb long-range strike was one of two goals as City shared the spoils with Luton. It was also the Dutch-Brazilian's first goal of the season.

“It was a good goal and about time, to be fair,” he said.

“I’ve been practicing that finish a lot in training, especially before the game with Aled [Williams], the goalkeeper coach, and he tells me to take my chances and I don’t shoot many times but I had a couple shots today to try and improve from distance, so I’m really happy with that. 

“The referee was stood slightly in the way, but for me that was perfect because it meant I couldn’t take too big of a touch, so I could line it up, and I had enough time to hit it when the keeper couldn’t really see the ball."

He added: “It’s been a weird start to the seaso. We had Covid two seasons ago, and its been a similar start because we’ve not been able to play all our games.

“We have games in hand now and, even though we’re bottom of the league, if we win those three games it can change the whole table.

"I’m confident we can go much higher than we are now.”

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