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INTERVIEW: Haji Wright on his brace and Millwall fightback

The striker scored twice against the Lions...

11 February 2024

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Haji Wright on his brace and Millwall fightback

The striker scored twice against the Lions...

11 February 2024

Haji Wright said it was a difficult game, but a good performance from him and his teammates, as they came from behind to beat Millwall.

The striker scored both goals in the second half, as City completed the turnaround during a three-minute spell.

The win moves City back into the top six and Wright looked back on another positive afternoon for the Sky Blues.

 

Looking back at the performance…

“It was a good performance from the second half. We showed our quality.

“It was a difficult game, they did not make it easy for us, but we showed our quality in the later stages of the game, and we take the three points with us.”

 

The first half…

“We know we have the quality, and we should win the game. We wanted to win the game, but it was difficult for us going behind so early.

“After they scored, they kind of locked in, defensively, and tried to stop our game. Good for us, they tried out and we took advantage of that.

“We were able to show our quality. We have a lot of players in the team who can drive with the ball and create space for them and for others, which is good for us.”

 

Their threat…

“They made it really hard for us. They came out and their physicality was present, for the whole game. It was hard for us to cope with that, and they got their goal.

“They had a big threat from set pieces and corners. They tried taking advantage of that, going long with throw ins and corners. They have some players who are very good in the air, and it made it difficult for us.

“It was hard, but we showed our quality.”

 

Team talk at half-time….

“The Gaffer said there was a lot of good stuff but also a few bad points we needed to work on, to improve our game and get away with the win.

“He told us to keep going, to stay calm on the ball and attack the spaces when they were open.”

 

On the penalty…

“So, I won the penalty and me and Callum had a quick discussion about who was going to take it.

“We had a game of rock-paper-scissors.

“I know Callum is amazing at taking penalties, he has that little stutter step, and he will probably score 90 percent of the time, but I am confident myself, so I wanted to take it.

“Luckily, I won the game of rock-paper-scissors. I went for rock! I had a little delay in my throw, but it is what it is.

“We are both hungry players. We want to succeed; we want to show our quality on the pitch, and it was good to score and help the team.”

 

His second goal…

“Callum is a great player. You can see for the assist he dribbled past two players and ran 50 yards with the ball, he laid off the perfect pass for me and it was a good shot, luckily it went in.

“Usually when you open your body and shape up, like you are going (to shoot) far post, the keepers’ kind of cheat a little bit. So, I was hoping for that and it is what he did.”

 

On the team now pushing forward up the table…

“In the early stages it was difficult for us to gel together, new players and players who stayed on from last season.

“We are starting to gel, we have a really good team, good quality in every position so we are all fighting to get on the pitch.”

 


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