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The Reaction: Blues 4 Sheffield Weds 1

Posted: Sat 21 Sep 2013
Author: Peter Lewis

Terry McDermott and Jesse Lingard react to today's 4-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

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Terry McDermott and four-goal debutant Jesse Lingard react to the comprehensive win over the Owls

Terry McDermott on four-goal debutant Jesse Lingard…

“It was absolutely unbelievable. I was just a little bit disappointed because I thought he might have got five! I don’t think anyone expected that kind of performance from a kid so young. It’s a big ask for him to come into a Championship team. What I like about him is that he’s so laid-back and nothing fazes him. He hardly spoke in the dressing room before the game. He just goes on the pitch like it’s another game playing with his mates at school. He’s a bit like Ravel Morrison in that way actually. He’s here for a month but hopefully we can keep him for a lot longer. It’s fantastic and long may it continue but we mustn’t forget that there were another ten players on the pitch who created those chances for him.”

McDermott on the overall performance of the side…

“It was fantastic for all the players after the performance that we put in on Tuesday, which wasn’t what we expected and what’s good enough for Birmingham City. I think we showed to the fans today that we do care and that we do want to win games. In the last two Saturdays I think we’ve been fantastic. We’ve just got to keep playing like that and we’ll win more games than we’ll lose.”

McDermott on the 3-4-3 system…

“It does seem to suit them. The manager does what he thinks is right to win football games. But it’s not about systems, it’s about the players. We’re a team that works hard and they never stop trying. This group of players are so genuine. I’m not so sure we had that last year but we’ve certainly got it this year.” 

Four-goal hero Jesse Lingard on his dream Blues debut..

“I enjoyed it. It’s a dream come true really. After the first goal my confidence was up and I just wanted to score more goals then. I’m glad we got the three points as well in the end which is massive for this club. I know they’ve haven’t got off to the best but obviously I have come here to change that and scoring the goals today has got our confidence up. I couldn’t carry on because I had cramp in the second-half. Hopefully I can play against Swansea (Manchester United are yet to agree that he can feature in the Capital One Cup) but if not I’ll be looking forward to Reading next weekend.” 

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