Striker Delighted With Start To Campaign
Nathan Delfouneso admits he is happy to be back at Bloomfield Road, and although it is still early days, believes Blackpool deserve to be where they are in the table.
Saturday's 1-0 win over Watford means The Seasiders head into the international break unbeaten, although they were made to work hard for it against Gianfranco Zola's side.
“They are very good side," said the 22-year-old.
"But I think we showed them too much respect in the first-half and we might have stood off them a little bit too much, but we took it to them more, pushed up higher and we caused them problems and you’ve seen a massive difference in the second-half."
The spirit and character of the side have been highlighted over the past few weeks and Delfouneso believes both characteristics have been important in Blackpool's early-season form.
"You can tell by the team spirit that the boys have got the togetherness, even with the few injuries that we’ve got we battled through.
"We had a centre-mid playing right-back, a centre-mid playing centre-half and you can see the performance that everyone put in; the work rate, the spirit, everyone’s buzzing and we’ve just got to keep the momentum going.
"We go into the international break top of the league, which is very nice."
Only two league goals have been conceded so far, which has rightly meant high praise for Matt Gilks and his defence; a thought that Delfouneso was keen to echo.
“We are defending from the front and it goes all the way back. It comes from the communication coming from the back four, through the midfield and everyone is sticking together and moving together.
"I think it’s showing how everyone is moving about on the pitch and everyone is feeling good and as long as we put the performances in we feel like we can go well."