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Harvey Barnes on Wednesday draw

29 October 2017


Harvey Barnes on Wednesday draw

29 October 2017

The Reds goal-scorer gave his reaction to yesterday's trip to Hillsborough.

After scoring quite probably one of the best goals to have graced this particular Yorkshire Derby, the on-loan winger was delighted to have made such an impact on a big game. 

The Reds were under the cosh in an often one-sided first half, and Barnes admitted that his side just weren't on their game in that opening 45 minutes.

"The first half we just weren't at it," he told us. "So in the end, to come away getting a point out of the game I think the boys are pleased. But it's a bit disappointing though because we knew that if we'd have played anywhere like our best, or even like we did in the second half we'd have probably got even more out of the game.

"But for me personally, I was very pleased to see that one go in!

"Emotions are high when you score, especially like that, so I just thought when it went in 'head over to our fans' and so I went to celebrate it with them. It was a special moment. I'd say it's probably my best goal, considering the occasion as well."

Having now scored a few spectacular goals, Harvey is becoming something of a fans favourite, following his strikes against Sunderland and QPR too. 

It's part of his armoury and he wants to get more..

"When it opens up for me like that, from range, I back myself to at least test the 'keeper. And then sometimes it'll go in, like it has done today. 

"But that's me, personally, when things open up like that I believe you've always got to be taking the shot on.

"The game opened up towards the end and we looked dangerous every time we broke on them at speed. They looked just as dangerous too, it was a real end-to-end finish to the game."

The Leicester City youngster is working all the time with the Reds coaching staff, on the training ground, week in, week out to improve different areas of his game. 

He told us that Paul Heckingbottom would prefer him to be scoring the easier, scrappier goals.

"I'm working on that! I don't seem to score tap-ins do I? But I am always working on my game, I'm young and developing and in training and I'm trying to get on the end of crosses, use my weaker foot. 

"So hopefully I'll soon get a few tap-ins as well. But at the end of the day, any sort of goals is good for me."

You can see Harvey Barnes' full interview over on iFollow.

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