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Thomas Ince: It's Magical

Posted: Mon 02 Sep 2013
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Winger Praises Character & Spirit

Thomas Ince has labelled Blackpool's spirit and character 'magical' following another display full of desire and commitment. 

The winger, who scored the winning goal against Watford on Saturday, was full of praise for his team-mates after a number of them played out of position for 90 minutes. 

"It just shows the mentality that we have throughout this team and how hard we want to work for each other," the 21-year-old said. "We were missing big Gary MacKenzie and Craig Cathcart, two big, key players for us, but it gives other people opportunities. The people who played on Saturday in their positions did ever so well. 

"At the end of the game we all sat down and it's magical, it really is. We weathered the storm massively in the first-half but in games like this you have to do that. The second-half was a much better performance and we created a lot more chances."

Extremely resolute, The Seasiders are fast becoming a side now renowned for their defensive capabilities as Paul Ince introduces his own football philosophy.   

"From front to back, defence is what we've been working on and that's been our foundation. If we can get one goal, like we did on Saturday, then that's all we need to do. It's been a great first five games for us but we know it's the start of the season. We'll now have a well-deserved couple of weeks to relax ourselves and go again."

Although expected to miss out on the game against Watford due to an ongoing groin problem, Blackpool's match-winner made a surprise return after pleading with the physio to feature. 

"In the last few days I hadn't trained, I was just doing some short, sharp feet and I hadn't been feeling it. I just wanted five or 10 minutes off the bench. The call came a little earlier than expected and it was a great feeling to score but most importantly was the three points after a massive team effort," he added.