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DOMINIK FRIESER PRE-MILLWALL

26 February 2021

Austrian forward Dominik Frieser was on press duty ahead of Saturday's latest Sky Bet Championship clash with Millwall.

In recent weeks, Head Coach, Valérien Ismaël has rotated his frontline depending on the opposition, which has kept things fresh in a physically demanding system.

For Frieser, this is something he both accepts and understands. 

It’s about the good of the team, not the individual, as he explains. 

“It’s a good feeling to have so many different players who can play in the front three.” Dominik told us.

“One is more physical, one is more the sprinter and then one more the presser. It’s good teamwork, a good balance for us and it’s working. 

“We are all very good attacking players and we know what the gaffer wants from us each game.”

That team spirit is clear for all to see under the hard-working tutelage of Ismaël. 

Since his arrival in October of last year, the Reds have motored into the top ten and Frieser believes the unity within the group has been the key to recent success.

“It does not matter which of us start the game; the most important thing is winning as a team. Whatever time you have on the pitch you must give everything. 

“I’m happy whoever it is that scores a goal, because it helps us win games as a team.

“This is the way for us in Barnsley. 

“We are all working hard together for the same purpose.”

On Saturday the Reds welcome in-form Millwall to Oakwell. 

Unbeaten in nine league games, the Lions sit just a few places and points behind Barnsley but their habit of drawing fixtures has slowed any thoughts of a playoff push.

Dominik feels the squad are ready for Saturday and whatever Millwall throw at them.

“Nobody wants to try and play from behind against us because of our pressing, our intensity. 

“Teams are now trying to play us with the long balls. 

“But we are also good at playing like that, we are adaptable now we have more options available. 

“We know what Millwall are about and we’ve prepared for another tough battle.”


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