Striker reviews Fulham & previews Easter
With the international break meaning two weeks off from domestic action, striker Ishmael Miller gives his thoughts on the game against Fulham, and looks ahead to a busy Easter period.
On last weekend’s defeat to Fulham, Ishmael commented: “It was the weirdest game I’ve ever been part of - it was crazy - and I can’t believe we didn't come away with anything from it.
“It was just wave after wave of attacks. We hit the post many times as well as hitting the bar, on top of the two penalties obviously. One of their guys cleared it off the line by hand-balling it too. I don’t know what to make of it.
“If we played that match again it would be 5 or 6-1 probably, if we played in the same way. When their ‘keeper was parrying it, he was parrying it to their players and not ours. It was just a weird game, probably the weirdest I’ve been a part of.”
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After a tough run of results, Miller believes the squad has the character and ability to bounce back and get back to winning ways.
“This is what the Championship is about; it’s a very topsy-turvy league. We’ll go in to the next game knowing we’re playing well. We played well on Saturday, but it was just a weird game. We created chances and obviously we should have taken them, but we’ll still go in to the next game with confidence.”
As a fellow forward, Miller can understand how Nahki Wells was feeling following his two missed penalties against Fulham, but he knows he has the confidence to keep stepping forward and taking chances.
“He was trying to make amends for missing the first one and it just didn't fall for him. We all know that Nahki is a great finisher and he had the confidence within himself to slot the next one in.”
It can take some time for players to settle in when joining a new club, but Miller has already scored two superb goals - and almost grabbed his third last weekend.
He continued: “I’m really enjoying myself; I’m happy. Obviously I was disappointed on Saturday because we should have definitely won the game, but I’m really enjoying myself here overall. I should have got my third, but the guy hand-balled it on the line. That’s football!”
After the international break, the Terriers have a busy Easter period with two games in three days and powerful forward sees this as the chance for the team to show what they can do.
“We've got a lot of big characters here and a good team spirit, so we will bounce back. That’ll be a tough couple of days, but we’ll be fine. We’re going to go in to that period with confidence and hopefully we’ll get three points in the next game.”
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