Big Chris: The pressure will be on Manchester United to bounce back

The last season highly celebrated Wolves striker and target man Big Chris Iwelumo was back playing after injuries against Tottenham. He only played the last ten or so minutes, but showed that he was injury free and defended the lead well when it was most needed.

He will probably come in again against Manchester United tonight and stay longer on the pitch this time. He seem to relish to be back and talks about it to the official site

About life as a striker in the Premier League

You don’t get as many chances in the Premier League that’s for sure. And you probably have to work that inch bit harder and support the midfield and then when the chance does come have the control to put it away. If you don’t you’re going to have to wait a long time for the next one to come along.

About coming back after injury as a substitute in the match against Tottenham

I think everyone has realised what job we have to do and is stepping up to the plate and producing – long may that continue. I was buzzing to be back out there on Saturday. I was breathing hard and felt my legs afterwards but felt good generally. From my point of view it was just a case of trying to consume some time and give the boys in midfield and at the back a bit of a chance to get their breath back. Coming on as a substitute it’s sometimes harder to get into a game but you just have to do it as quickly as you can and work your socks off and try and be a thorn in their side. It’s about heading balls and chasing balls down and keeping them under pressure. The lads all worked very hard for each other and it paid off.

It was a fantastic result and the boys were fantastic from start to finish. Getting that early goal gave us something to run for and fight for and makes a massive difference. We need more of the same now. The main aim is to stay in this league and we are going to have to produce more performances like that and dig deep to do so – we’ve got to get the best out of each other.”

About the game against Manchester United tonight

It’s a tough game tonight but there was a benchmark set on Saturday for all of us. There are 30 players in the squad and everyone that was there was buzzing. We’ve got to make sure that we do the same again next time out.

About his friend Darren Fletcher in United

He’s a fantastic player and one of those who can do a job wherever he is put with no qualms. He’s one of those United players who are born winners – it’s drummed into them – and even with their injury problems they’ve got so much quality and strength in depth.

About the prospect of playing at Old Trafford for the first time

It’s a fantastic stage. I’ve not played there before so if I’m involved will be the first time. I’ll just be delighted to be involved in any capacity. It’s been a really hard six weeks but getting back involved over the last week has been great. We’ve got to enjoy the game tonight and not fear it. The pressure will be on them wanting to bounce back from their defeat and nobody will expect us to win. But we still put pressure on ourselves to perform. We have to make sure we get about the pitch and try and get into them when we can.”

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~ by paddytheflea on December 15, 2009.

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