James wants fourth consecutive away win
Daniel James has challenged his team-mates to make it four successive away wins after Manchester United’s victory over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
Marcus Rashford netted twice for the Reds in the 2-1 triumph at Stamford Bridge on Thursday, making it our third win on the road in just seven days after trips to Partizan Belgrade and Norwich City.
James, who was fouled by Marcos Alonso for the penalty which led to the opening goal against the Blues, has already turned his attention to our next test, which involves a trip to Bournemouth on Saturday.
“The squad’s been rotated a bit, but everyone’s been ready to play,” the winger told us after the final whistle.
“Obviously [there was] that big lift in the Europa League to get the win, but to go and win in three competitions in one week is amazing.
“What we’ve done is great, but the big thing is obviously the Premier League on Saturday to go to Bournemouth. Can we get four out of four?”
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The Reds have been drawn to play League Two side Colchester United at Old Trafford in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup and the 21-year-old believes we can go all the way to Wembley.
“Every competition we enter we want to win. I think today we’ve come and we’ve been positive – whoever we get in round we’ll be confident,” he said.
The Wales international described his awe at Rashford’s stunning match-winning free-kick – the fourth goal the Academy graduate has struck against Chelsea in two games this season.
When asked if he had seen a better strike from a set piece, he said:
“I don’t think so, if you see the pictures of my face after the game and when it went in.
“It was a great free-kick, I think he’s practising on the training field every day and I know some of them haven’t gone his way this season and it shows the hard work behind the scenes.”
James also praised his strike partner’s character for slotting away our spot-kick, just days after seeing his penalty saved by Tim Krul at Carrow Road.
“It was important, I think we all believe in him – [the manager] was never going to change penalty taker on last week,” he added.
“I think it was just all about going and getting the next one, can you score? And he did that today.”
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