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Stendel: “I’m proud of my team.”

7 October 2018


Stendel: “I’m proud of my team.”

7 October 2018

Daniel Stendel was quick to state how proud he was of his side after seeing them crush Peterborough United.

“Das ist wunderbar!” Were the first words from the Gaffer. “That is Brilliant, in English, yes?” He continued.

Stendel was clearly delighted after seeing his side wrap up three excellent points away from home, with four outstanding goals. George Moncur opened the scoring after a pivotal penalty save from Adam Davies, before Moncur then turned provider for the next three goals, as Brad Potts netted twice and Jacob Brown rounded the victory off in style with his second of the season. 

“It was a very good performance and I am very, very proud of my team. All the players gave all they had and we said we needed a good attitude from the first moment, we got that. In this moment I want to say I’m very proud of all the players, but I need to say even a little bit more of Ben Williams in his first game.”

It was a big call from the Head Coach to give Williams a first league start, but with Dani Pinillos and Zeki Fryers both out injured, the Gaffer had no doubt that he was making the right decision and the performance from the left-back proved that to be correct.

“It was Ben’s first game. We spoke to him in the morning and told him he would be starting. He played such a good match, he was very good. He’s taken his opportunity well. We have spoken a lot about attitude. I know we have good players and a lot of quality but you need the right attitude as well and Ben had that, they all did.”

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Stendel was asked whether he was shocked that his side could come to a team in the top two of the league and put in a performance like that. Peterborough have been firmly sat in the top two since the beginning of the season and it’s a real statement that the Reds could go away from home and win so convincingly. 

“No.” Stendel stated, when asked if he was surprised to win by that margin. “I think we’ve lost some points with draws, but we are a team that can be in first place and we’ve won 4-0 here, we didn’t think we would do that before the game but this is the result we have got. Peterborough didn’t play bad, we were just very good.  

“I think we had some big chances, but even with Kieffer [Moore] injured and having to make a substitute, we saw another young player in Jacob Brown to come on and score. At this moment we don’t know about Kieffer’s injury, it doesn’t look so good but we hope to know more on Monday.”

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