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Delfouneso: It Will Start To Turn

Posted: Wed 20 Aug 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

Striker's Reaction To Netting In Defeat

Nathan Delfouneso’s downward header got him off the mark for the season on Tuesday, but he would have swapped it for a much-needed victory.

The striker had Blackpool in front on 17 minutes, but was eventually on the losing side after Brentford struck twice, either side of half-time.

“I would have took the three points instead of the goal,” said Delfouneso. “It is a bit disappointing because it feels like a missed opportunity, but we’re keeping our heads up and we’ll recover.

“I thought we were doing very well at 1-0, we were good credit for our goal. I was gutted when they equalised, because the thing we needed to do was get into half time leading.”

Once the visitors had edged ahead The Seasiders had 38 minutes to find a way back into the game, but couldn’t force an equaliser as tiredness crept in.

“It’s difficult to chase a game no matter what your fitness levels are at, but in the situation we’re in it’s always going to be hard.

“We knew we’d be a little bit behind, but we’ve got a good team and I have a lot of faith in it. The gaffer and staff are doing really good things with us, we’re feeling good amongst ourselves, so we’ve just got to keep believing and things will start turning for us.”

It was the fourth time the team had played together, with the vast majority new to the club, so Delfouneso has called for patience as the players start to gel.

“The whole team is starting to get a good understanding now. We’re starting to know each other more from seeing each other more, so it’s only a matter of time before it clicks. Our match fitness is getting there, I have no doubt.

“I was happy with the goal personally, it’s a good time to get off the mark for the season. I’ve got to crack on and get some more goals and hopefully they can can start getting points on the board for us.

“We’ll go again, we’ll get ourselves ready physically and mentally. We’ll give our terrific fans something to cheer about, hopefully get some points on the board and start climbing the league,” said Delfouneso.