Odubajo's delight at Hartlepool victoryYOUNG winger Moses Odubajo was Orient’s star man in the 1-0 win over Hartlepool, but still has his feet on the ground. He spoke to leytonorient.com after the game.
Moses, you must be chuffed with how that game went?
“I’m very chuffed. With the Barnet game as well that’s two [good performances] on the spin now, and hopefully I can make it three on Saturday.”
What did you make of the team’s performance generally?
“I thought we were so much better than on Saturday. There was so much confidence to the game, we kept sticking it on them and after a while the pressure got to be too much. No team can handle pressure like that.”
Was this a reaction against Saturday’s defeat?
“It was a good reaction to that game. On Saturday the pressure was all put on us, but here the pressure was all on the other team. We were never nervous about not scoring, the gaffer just kept telling us ‘keep going, there’s a goal in the game’, so we kept sticking at it, and the goal came.”
With it being a rearranged game and clashing with an England match there wasn’t a huge crowd in, but that didn’t seem to affect you?
“We just went out there hoping that those fans that were here would get behind us, and just did our thing. We had loads of chances in the first half to kill the game off but that’s just how football is. You just have to keep at it, keep doing the right things, and it paid off after a while.”
Can you talk us through the goal?
“It was a good build-up from the lads - I can’t really remember who was involved - then the ball came towards me, I think I just took a touch into space, put it into the area, and Brunty got onto it with a great header.”
When you put in a great ball like that, do you know it’s a good one as soon as it leaves your foot?
“To be honest I just aim for an area inside the six yard box, that’s what I work on in training and if I get it right then someone should get on the end of it. Which they did this time.”
Having lost the two previous League games, and with two of the teams closest to us up next, how vital was this win?
“As long as we stick at it and keep getting results, that’s the main thing. I think this win puts us 12th, so we need to keep pushing up that table, that’s all we can do really. But the League table is going to look a lot better in the morning.”
Moses Odubajo was talking to Si Hawkins