James Wilson hailed the determination within the Brighton & Hove Albion squad, after his goal sparked a memorable comeback to claim a 3-2 win over Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Manchester United loanee scored his first goal for the club on Saturday and says there was always a belief within the team that the match could be salvaged.
He said, “To be 2-0 down was difficult, but all the lads were motivating each other, and we were constantly talking out on the pitch. That was crucial in us coming back to win the game.
“We always go to the end. Maybe at the end of the first half we looked a bit tired. We had loads of corners and set plays that we were trying to get goals out of, but it didn’t go our way.
“We got into the second half and it was a brilliant experience. We came out and did what we had to do to win the game.”
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Wilson feels he is starting to form a good understanding with Bobby Zamora and hopes that the pair can successfully bolster Albion’s forward line.
“He’s a brilliant pro and it’s a great experience to play with him in training too. We have a bit of chemistry together now; hopefully we can play more together and then we can improve that partnership.
“We as strikers can’t really see much of the ball when we’re pressing their defence. It’s very important for the other players to talk to us, particularly the midfielders.
“Most of the time Bobby is playing behind me anyway picking up their deep-lying midfielder. He’s trying to talk to me and guide me into the right positions.”
The forward admits that he is still adapting to the more physical nature of the Championship and is preparing for a hectic festive schedule of fixtures.
“It’s a different experience for me, but a good one at the end of the day because it’s only going to help me in my career.
“After a game you’ve got to take your recovery shakes and get ready for the next game. Thankfully we’ve got a full week to recover now, but next week won’t be so easy. We’ve got a game on Saturday and one on Tuesday. We’ve got to manage ourselves well.”
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