“We Didn’t Hold Back:” Fifa Footballers Talk About Beating Miami
Norville trusts the team
Jamie Robinson: When we saw the field goal team come out, we didn’t hold back. We knew we were going to get the ball, we knew we were going to stop
Ker Thomas: The coach trusted us, so we rose to the first level
Jordan Travis: I trust coach Norville and I trust the defence – they came out strong, made great plays and got the ball back.
On Jermaine Johnson’s performance vs Miami
Robinson: This guy does it all — he talks as a key person, and he’s going all out, which helps create opportunities for us.
Thomas: He approaches everything like a pro. We talk before the game, and we say to each other, “Go and have fun.”
In the play landing in Miami
Robinson: We went ahead and kept pushing
To persevere through adversity
Thomas: The coach puts us in a lot of difficult situations in practice, because that’s what heralds, adversity will come. We get the best of everyone, week after week. There was a lot of ups and downs in this match and we stayed focused.
Robinson: Our games are always about the little things and the little things the coach talks about. Tonight we were on the same page, we synced up, and we got the win.
Travis: No one was hanging their heads. They trusted me and I trusted them.
About fan noise and the environment
Thomas: [sings Warchant] We came out with a bang – we have the best fans in the country.
In the fourth and 14th play
Andrew Parchment: I just want to thank my teammates and coaches for supporting my back all year, Jordan threw it perfectly and it was like we painted it
Full interviews with all players will be posted as they become available