Sylvan in interview: If they keep coming I’ll score

Two times Golden Boot winner Sylvan Ebanks-Blake has had a rough time scoring in the matches he has played in the Premier League so far. Only one goal and that was from the penalty spot. The fans are patiently (?) waiting for hem to score in open play. How does Sylvan himself – used to score for fun in the Championships – look at his situation in the Premier? Has he given up on scoring?

It’s always important as a striker to make sure you get some chances and last season those recent chances might have gone in for me. As long as I’m getting chances I’m always confident that I’ll put them in the back of the net. It’s only a matter of time or maybe a matter of inches before one of them goes in and then hopefully they start flowing.

“I’m happy that I’ve been getting on the end of chances in games and if they keep coming then I’ll score goals. I’m very strong mentally to believe I will score goals at this level and hopefully sooner rather than later.

About the fantastic save by Cech against Chelsea

It was incredible and one of their players Belletti said at the time it was a world class save. And it was! I did everything I could with it – I headed it down and it skidded off the wet surface but somehow he scooped it away. You’re talking about probably the number one or two keeper in the world and keepers can define games sometimes. On any other day that would have gone in – it was a great save.

About the match against Birmingham tomorrow

It’s time to move on from Arsenal and Chelsea and look ahead to Birmingham. It is a very important game but we also have to remember that Birmingham are a good team themselves who have been going well. They came up with us last year when we had some good games and derbies can always be tricky as well. But we’re all looking forward to it and hopefully will get the right result.

About the spirit in the team

Confidence levels are fine. The atmosphere here is always generally very good. In some ways it’s a bit more difficult this year because you don’t get the games coming thick and fast to rectify things and you have to wait a week. Often in the Championship you’re back out there after a couple of days and can put results right. The spirit here though is good and we’re all itching for another game to come around to try and get some more points on the board.

Mick McCarthy – manager of Wolverhampton Wanderers – takes Sylvan Ebanks-Blake in defense – despite he has not yet fired a goal in open play this season.

To play against Chelsea who have not conceded a goal at home in 10 games was always going to be tough for Sylvan. We started off with two strikers and because we gave two goals away in 12 minutes- I know the first was a great finish – but because we were giving the ball away, it was going to be difficult for him.

It was our mistake as we were up in their half – he played up on his own. It’s thankless enough with two of you up front, and we had one. But he kept going, he did his 65-70 minutes and put his shift in. In terms of goals you just have to keep working at it, don’t you? You have to keep grafting, keep working and eventually it will come. There is goalscoring and there are all the other elements to playing as well, so if we win 1-0 on Sunday and it is someone else who scores, he won’t be bothered.

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~ by paddytheflea on November 28, 2009.

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