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INTERVIEW: Josh Eccles reflects on Swansea draw and looking to cement place in the middle

City were held away at Swansea...

19 August 2023

Josh Eccles said it was disappointing not to leave Swansea with all three points.

The Sky Blues had the better of the play and the chances, but were unable to find a winner, having been pegged back after Godden’s opener.

Eccles lamented the way in which Swansea got level, but said there were some positives to take from the draw.


Having the majority of the ball…

“That's the first time I've been involved at Swansea away and we’ve had the majority of the ball and that’s what we’re trying to do this year, keep the ball for longer and play from the back, Through the midfield and obviously use the strikers that have got a real talent.”


Not taking more chances…

“At least we're creating the chances wherever they are.

“We had a few chances outside the box some inside the box we just couldn't get a shot off.

“I think we got down the sides very well today. Obviously, we tried to cross in the box, had a lot of corners and had a lot of chances from the corners, but we just couldn’t take them.”


Godden’s goal…

“The goal was good, we had about 20/30 passes and then you know and then it’s a great lay off from Haji and then Godders as you know is a great finisher and when he shoots he normally scores.

“I've always said he is the best finisher I've ever played with and I stand by it.

“As soon as he gets his first goal, he just goes and goes and goes and that says something about Matty.”


Conceding so shortly after…

“It was a bad goal to concede.

“I think we just switched off for a couple seconds and give them a chance to break down the left and then the header just looped in slow motion, so it was disappointing.”


Replacing Hamer in the middle…

“Now obviously he's left a spot for me to take with both hands and try and show the fans what I can do and what I'm capable of and hopefully I'm doing that so far.

“I'll always play wherever I get told to play, as long as one pitch I'm happy.”

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