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INTERVIEW: Jake Bidwell on confidence growing, Leicester City and run of games

City take on Leicester this weekend...

12 January 2024

Interviews

INTERVIEW: Jake Bidwell on confidence growing, Leicester City and run of games

City take on Leicester this weekend...

12 January 2024

Jake Bidwell looked back on results over the last few weeks, as City look to take their form into this weekend’s clash with Leicester City.

The Sky Blues have risen to 8th in the Championship, suffering just one defeat in the last 11 fixtures.

Bidwell was recalled to the side during that period and he reflected on his time back in the squad, as well as the upcoming fixture against the Foxes.

 

Coming up against Leicester this weekend…

“When the fixtures came out, I think for the fans, it’s probably one of the first games that they look for.

“We had a decent performance down there at the start of the season, we didn’t manage to pick up any points, but we caused them problems.

“We’re in a decent place at the moment, but everyone is looking forward to the game.”

 

Form improving over the last few months…

“We’ve shown over the last six weeks that we can compete with the top teams in the league.

“We’ve been away to Leeds and picked up a point, we’ve played Southampton and shown we can compete against those teams competing for the top two spots.”

 

A sell-out crowd at the Coventry Building Society Arena…

“The backing is always there. It doesn’t go unnoticed from the lads, and we don’t take it for granted.

“I’m sure they will be right up for it tomorrow and it’s up to us to get them going with our performance out there.”

 

Confidence growing in the team…

“Confidence has grown. The start of the season we were putting in good performances, but we weren’t getting the results we deserved.

“Then winning breeds confidence and we’ve had some good results the last few months.

“That all comes together with the new lads coming from different countries and different leagues and settling in and bonding together.

“We’re growing and getting better all the time and that’s something we want to continue.”

 

Being out of the team at the start of the season…

“It’s part and parcel of football. It was probably the first time in my career that I had been out of the team for that long.

“It was a different experience for me, but I just used it to sit back and take stock of my own game and see where I could improve and use that time as best I could.

“You have it get your head down and get on with it and be ready to contribute when you get a chance.

“Since I’ve been back in, I’ve enjoyed it and hopefully I can do that for the remainder of the season.”

 

The switch from left-wing-back to left-back…

“The wing back role is something I had to learn along the way. Coming through the youth teams in my time I only played in a back four.

“I think naturally I was always going to be a bit more comfortable in a back four. I’m not saying I don’t want to play in a back five, I’m more than comfortable to do that, but most of my football growing up was in a back four and if I had to choose one, I would say left-back.”


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