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INTERVIEW: Milan van Ewijk reacts to Sunderland draw, clean sheet and long throw

The defender gave his post-match reaction...

26 August 2023

Milan van Ewijk believes City created enough chances to take all three points against Sunderland.

The Sky Blues enjoyed the better of the Championship action, but were unable to break the deadlock, being held by the Black Cats.

Milan told of his disappointment after the final whistle that City were unable to turn one point into three.


Reflecting on the result…

“A bit unhappy, but on the other side, it's a clean sheet and we have one point so it's just basically on to the next one.

“We have some points that we can work on. For example, in the final third that we can be more effective. But like I said, it’s a clean sheet and a point and for now that's enough.”


Taking chances created…

“We had some chances and I think in the first half, we had one from Simms but it was a bit unfortunate, I think his touch was a bit too heavy, I think.

“But we create enough to get there the final third, and also the chance of Haji in the second half and if that was going in, then it would have been a different game for sure and I think we would have got the three points for sure.

“Like I told you we get there and it's just about being calm in the final third when we get there and taking our chances.”


Second clean sheet of the season…

“It gives confidence also that we keep another clean sheet, but like you said, we just also need the points and I think there was a chance today to keep the points at home but it's just, we're getting there.

“We're still not 100% there with chemistry at the moment, but everybody's feeling like we will get there and feeling better and better by training and by every game that we play.”


Long throw-in…

“It's just I haven't really gotten the chance to do it, but I think the last two trainings they told me to like practice it a bit.

“Then on Friday, we had some training on it, but today it's not a secret anymore.

“People have other qualities, like for example my speed why can’t somebody else run as fast as me but then if you look at a midfielder why can't I have the same vision he has, you know, so it's just everybody has his own qualities.”


Start to the season…

“It's alright. It's not the worst start. I mean, we are dominating games, and showing that we can, really hold the ball, play the ball and really be possessive and create chances, but it's just getting there in the final third and being calm and clear in the head.

“Also, we need to have a bit of luck and I think that's just basically us, but we get there, and I think it's, it's okay the start we’ve had.

“It's a tough League and takes time to get used to it, but I'm getting there and I feel stronger already also, in my mind, but also in the in the legs just physical wise.

“I just want games to get back in the rhythm again, because in my previous club, I've played every game 90 minutes but this game today was my was my first 90 minutes in two months. So yeah, it's just getting fit and once I have the same power again, then I would just be flying all over the pitch.”



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