It’s a game we’ve always played, and it’s a schedule we’ve always played, and we can’t change it, so I think the fact that we recovered well and prepared well for a few days led to a good result in today’s game.
I’m very happy for the sacrifices of the players and for a difficult win in a difficult away game.
-Your opponent came out rough in the first half, what did you guys talk about with each other to set the tone?
I think the biggest thing we talked about was that we knew they were going to come out like that and we were going to see if we could stop them for 90 minutes, and I think in the first half it was obviously difficult for us to create chances because they were so physical and they didn’t give us a lot of space, and I think in the second half we said we’re going to have a lot of chances and we’re going to have a lot of space and we’re going to have to stay calm and wait and play our game, and I think the fact that we did that in the second half and created chances and converted those chances into goals was the biggest factor in the win.
You’re one goal behind Holland. Is there a similar feeling compared to the season when you were the top scorer?
Is there any? I don’t think I’m thinking about it at all, I think I’m just thinking about how I can help the team more, and I think that’s the most important thing for me, is to sacrifice a little bit more for the team, to play a little bit more for the team, and I think when I do those things, the goals come naturally.
So the players are definitely making a lot of plays for me and creating a lot of chances for me, and I think that’s why I’m thinking more about how I can sacrifice a little bit more for the team rather than thinking about my personal records.