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Andersen: “We just need that one moment to go for us.”

Defender's pre-match thoughts

2 October 2019

Central defender Mads Andersen believes the Reds just need ‘that moment’ to turn recent results around.

The 21-year-old, who has featured in every game so far this season under Daniel Stendel since his summer arrival from AC Horsens, still has full faith and belief in this team.

“We just need that one moment to go for us,” Mads stated, in the pre-match press conference before tonight’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Derby County at Oakwell.

“I think everyone has seen the performances have been there lately. We just need to take an opportunity and then go from there. One win will change everything for us and we need everyone to stick with us.”

The Reds suffered defeat at the weekend, despite taking the lead inside the first minute. Mads was disappointed to see that performance, as were the rest of the squad, with a particular emphasis on the second half display.

“We were very disappointed, especially with our second half. We do have to be positive though and take the good points as well as the lessons from it. We have to be better in defence, especially from crosses. We have to be more clinical in both boxes, attacking and defending.”

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On the Sky Bet Championship as a whole, the defender believes he and his teammates have what it takes to fight in this division, but admits it’s a tough league that they need to improve in.

“It’s crazy. It’s very tough, but very fun as well. There’s always a lot of spectators and big games, so it is good to play in, I am very happy to be here and be part of it.

“I am very aggressive the way I play and you meet some attackers that are really big and good at what they do. Sometimes you need to learn you can’t go into them, you need to back off a bit and pick your moment. I think we are all good enough in this league, but we have to show it more, we need to win.”

Despite an ongoing run of matches with tasting victory, stretching back to the first day of the season against Fulham, the towering defender insists that confidence is still there.

“Yeah, of course we are still confident. It’s tough right now because we lost some games, but we can take some positives from last games and we believe in ourselves. We all like playing with each other and there is a lot of competition, you can change a lot of players at once, but everyone will be ready.”

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