Omozusi On developing U's
Elliot Omozusi talks to Cambridge-United.co.uk about the importance of working hard and the U’s ability to express themselves as key components for a successful 2015/16 season.
The 26-year old featured in last night’s narrow 1-0 defeat to Rotherham United at the New York Stadium, but felt the U’s for long periods of the game were able to control the fixture against their higher ranked opponents, under the guidance of manager Richard Money.
“The manager has instilled a confidence on the ball into us, and also a trust for each other to give everyone the ball with a little bit of information. We are good players and he wants us to go out on to the field and express ourselves.
“At the same time, any team that sets out to play and pass the ball need to be able to win it back first and foremost.
“When we haven’t got the ball we have to be disciplined and ready to press, so it’s not going to be easy but there are good signs out there.
Assessing the performance against the Millers, Omozusi explains the display gives the U’s added assurance that they are capable of competing with any opposition they may be presented with this season.
“I have played here [Rotherham] before and I knew as did the rest of the lads, that a Steve Evans’ side was always going to give us a tough match,” he said
“We were a little disappointed with the result and I thought it was a battling performance from the boys, but just a few things let us down in the end. We’ll put them right for Saturday.
“The game shows that albeit two leagues above us or not, we back ourselves to give anyone a game.”
Having featured in his first competitive match for the U’s at the New York Stadium, Omozusi added: “It was good to finally get my competitive debut as well as 90 full minutes under my belt.
“The plan is to try and establish myself now and I’ll be ready as soon as the gaffer calls me to put a shift in.
“I would also like to say a big thank you to the fans, who travelled a long way in great numbers to support us.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s return to Sky Bet League Two action against Carlisle United at Brunton Park , Omozusi perhaps has more experience of playing against the Cumbrians than most, during his time in League One with former side Leyton Orient.
The right back expects a stern test and states the U’s must be on top form if they are to secure their first points on the road this season.
Omozusi said: “Carlisle will be a difficult game, there is no doubt about it.
“I played them a few times during the last few seasons in League One and they are not going to be a pushover by any stretch of the imagination, so we simply have to be ready.
“We’ll get ourselves in after the Rotherham game, recover properly and then prepare for that trip as best we can.”
Tickets for the U’s visits to Carlisle United and AFC Wimbledon are available to purchase online by clicking here, whilst away travel is also on sale to the Amber Army at the following link.
Meanwhile, tickets are also available online, in-store or by calling 01223 566 500 for United’s return to the Abbey Stadium on Saturday 22nd August against Crawley Town (kick off 3pm).