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Webster pleased with recent goals return

Adam Webster has been pleased by his recent goals return following his summer move to Bristol City, and highlighted the importance which set pieces have carried this season.

By James Hilsum • 11 January 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster celebrates opening the scoring against Arsenal.

The Seagulls centre-back has netted three times this season and spoke about the work that has been happening on the training pitch from free kicks.

He said, “I’ve surprised myself a bit, as I’ve already got three goals, and I only managed three in the whole of last season.

“It’s probably a bit different in the Premier League, where teams are a bit more zonal, whereas in the Championship you come up against man marking a bit more.

“We practise set pieces every week before a game, and we always look to see where their weakness lies. The deliveries we have in the team with Aaron [Mooy] and Pascal [Gross] always helps and makes our jobs easier. You’ve got to get into the right areas, and hopefully stick them away.

“I’m enjoying playing at the moment. It’s not been a straightforward process, as we have difficult games each week, and it’s all about how you can deal with the opposition. I’m just looking to improve in each game.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster celebrates scoring against Aston Villa.

Webster also spoke about the way he has had to overcome setbacks this season, and praised the support from Graham Potter following a below-par display against Sheffield United last month.

“I didn’t play well against Sheffield United, but you can’t dwell on it because Tottenham was up next. You have to put a bad performance behind you, and you need a strong mentality to come out the other side.

“You don’t become a bad player overnight and he [Graham Potter] knows that. He gave me the confidence to go out there and play my normal game.

“That’s what I did, and hopefully I can continue to build on that in the upcoming games.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster celebrates with Pascal Gross.

The former Bristol City man assessed the differences he has experienced from playing in the Championship as opposed to the Premier League, and commented on how little the margin for error is in the top flight.

“What strikes you is just how much quality there is in each team. If you switch off for a split second, then you will get punished.

“You need to maintain your concentration levels, because every team has different strengths, and you have to constantly change your approach to each game.

“In the Championship, you generally stick to do what you do best, and the threats aren’t as big as they are in the Premier League.”

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