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INTERVIEW: Luis Binks talks settling into life at Coventry

The defender talks ahead of the Huddersfield clash...

22 September 2023


INTERVIEW: Luis Binks talks settling into life at Coventry

The defender talks ahead of the Huddersfield clash...

22 September 2023

Luis Binks is enjoying his start to life with the Sky Blues, as he looked ahead to the Monday night clash with Huddersfield Town under the lights.

Luis came in for his first league start last week at Hull City and followed that up with another start at Cardiff on Tuesday.

The defender had to bide his time, impressing Mark Robins in training to be thrusted into the starting eleven.

Speaking to the local press, Binks spoke about his early days with the Sky Blues and how he has fitted in moving back to England.


Settling in at Coventry…

“It’s been good. I'm enjoying it.

“I think when I first came it was quite a different change because obviously, I've been used to playing abroad. Although this is home, it was still a change, but I’m getting to grips with it now and I'm enjoying it.”


Adjusting to Championship football…

“It’s different. Everyone knows how relentless the Championship is. So, it's been very different. But I'm enjoying it.

“It’s a good change and I'm pleased to be back home I like playing English football.”


Biding his time for his first start…

“I spoke to the manager, probably about three, four weeks ago now and he said, you’ve come in quite late so don't get disheartened that you're not playing.

“You've just got to train well and control what you can control. He said then if you're training well, I have no problem with giving you a chance and to be fair, I think that week I did.

“I was training well, and he put me in, so he stuck to his word.”


The defenders gelling together…

“When there's a new back three it's always going to take time, but I think I fit it in quite well.

“I think the Hull game I showed that, and I think we look quite strong as a unit. I can't really remember them having too many chances.

“Obviously, the goal was a bit of a half chance, it was a good header, but yeah, it's going to take time for the whole team to gel not just us as a back three.”


Start to the season…

“We're only seven games into the Championship.

“There are games every week, two games a week. So, it's still very early and I think we can repeat what they did last year.

“Obviously they had a slow start last year as well and then they went on to make the play-off final. So hopefully, we can repeat that and go one further.”


Changes amongst the back three…

“Yeah, obviously, he's got to find the best fit for the team and what he thinks fits but the Championship, there's so many games that one three might fit one game, but then not the next and then you have injuries and suspension.

“So, games come the two games a week really in this league. So, things are always changing.”


His personal strengths…

“I would say my passing is one of my strengths. Coming up at Tottenham, I used to watch Toby Alderweireld quite closely and I used to clean his boots and when we would train with them, he was known for his long passing.

“I did try and look at what he'd done. I think over the past year or so my heading has come on, definitely leaps and bounds.

“I try and lead on a pitch when I'm young. I try and talk to who's around me, Fadz, Jay whoever's playing.”



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