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Thiam: "We were better than Cardiff."

7 March 2018

Reds striker Mamadou Thiam spoke to

Barnsley forward Mamadou Thiam praised Oli McBurnie after the 2-1 defeat against Cardiff City on Tuesday night.
 
The Senegalese was a thorn in the Bluebirds’ side for long periods in South Wales with his direct approach, and almost got on the scoresheet with a fierce low drive.
 
But it was McBurnie who took the plaudits again for the Reds, who came close to claiming a point at the Cardiff City Stadium.
 

“I’m very frustrated because, in the second half, we were a lot better than Cardiff,” said Thiam. "We pushed and pushed, and I’m very frustrated about the result.

 
“It’s difficult for us, but Oli is on fire. He’s a very good player - I’m happy to play with him. Hopefully he’ll be able to score a lot more goals.
 
"We’ve played three games away. I think, when we play at home, it will be different because our fans will make a lot of difference.”
 
Thiam has been employed as a winger since Morais arrived at Oakwell last month, which appears to have given the fans’ favourite a new lease of life.
 
But the 22-year-old is confident that his versatility can be a huge benefit to the team in the closing stages of the campaign.
 
“All last season I played on the wing, so it’s not new for me - I enjoy it. I can play all the attacking positions, so it’s good for me. I just want to be on the pitch.”
 
 

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