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AZEEZ DELIGHTED TO TUCK AWAY CHANCES IN COLCHESTER WIN

14 November 2018

Ade Azeez explains he remains high in confidence in front of goal having stylishly tucked away his seventh and eighth goals of the season in last night’s Checkatrade Trophy win against Colchester United.

A tricky opening goal in the first half put United ahead in the encounter at the Abbey, before a divine lob late in the second half saw Azeez all but secure United’s path into the next phase of the competition on the night.

He said: “I was really pleased with the goals. Sometimes you have to create chances for yourself and other times your team mates put them on a plate for you.

“However they come though you have to take what you get.

“You know you are always going to miss chances and that you will score chances, so all I have to do is just keep going. In every game I just work hard and hope that I will get another chance and thanks to the team I got those chances.

“It could have been three with the penalty. I tried to go down the middle and maybe if I had lifted it a bit more then he would not have saved it but I just go again.

“As a player you want to be involved in every game and really you want to start every game. When you aren’t starting you have to bide your time, trust the coaching staff and wait for your chance. So it was nice to get a few goals tonight.”

The striker feels the performance has ensured the U’s have begun to put their right foot forward as they look to recover from a disappointing exit from the FA Cup at the weekend.

“After Sunday all we wanted to do was respond with a win and of course we’re pleased to also get into the last 32 of this competition too.

 “Sunday hit everyone hard, and you could feel that in the dressing room straight after and on the journey home. But we knew we only had a day in between our next match and only had a day to prepare.

“As a team it was important for us to get the momentum going again, we didn’t want to lose two games on the bounce. It so important we bounced back quick with a good performance for us to take into Saturday and back into our league form.

“It’s a professional game in a professional tournament so as a player it’s another chance to showcase yourself.”


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