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ACADEMY: Elliot Betjemann looks back on Barnsley win, togetherness in the group and battling on

City progress into the next round...

17 January 2024

Academy

ACADEMY: Elliot Betjemann looks back on Barnsley win, togetherness in the group and battling on

City progress into the next round...

17 January 2024

Sky Blues midfielder Elliot Betjemann was ‘buzzing’ after City saw past Barnsley in the FA Youth Cup fourth round.

City had to do it the hard way, coming from behind early on to win 4-2 against the Tykes at the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Betjemann wore the captain’s armband in the second half, as he led his teammates to the final whistle.

Speaking after the final whistle, Elliot gave his immediate reaction to a memorable night for the Sky Blues Academy.

 

Reflecting on the win…

“What a game.

“We went one-nil down in the first minute, but we knew, and I knew that the boys we have, we weren't going to give up just like that.

“We kept going and responded quickly, only a couple minutes later and then not long after that we get the second and we felt comfortable.

“Everyone felt good going into the game, so we just kept working hard and the goals kept coming and we defended well, and everyone did their job and performed, and we are very proud.”

 

Going a goal down early on…

“It was kind of a kick up the backside to kind of be like, come on lads we have to be switched on because we knew that they were going to be good, and we knew they were going to fly out at us.

“We kind of needed that. Obviously, it's not ideal and you don't want to go a goal down, but we reacted from them and got playing.”

 

Battling in midfield…

“It was a proper battle and especially on that pitch, you can feel your legs starting to cramp a little.

“I thought me, Kai, Charlie and George when he came on, we all did excellent and kept battling, first balls and second balls and I think we took charge in the middle and got the result.”

 

Aidan Dausch scoring to wrap it up…

“You can see, I dropped to my knees when it went in, it was a massive relief, especially with them scoring right after as well.

“We knew Dauschy would score at some point, so we were all buzzing.”

 

Wearing the captain’s armband when Callum Perry went off…

“I was proud to wear the armband in the second half and then lead the lads to win in the end.”

 

 


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