Fernandes: We needed to be positive
"It’s important to win, to look forward and to try to catch everyone in front of us," says our two-goal hero...
Bruno congratulations. We showed a lot of character today… As I said before the game it was important to win this game. The situation in the table in the Premier League was not good for us. It’s important to win, to look forward and to try to catch everyone in front of us. The most important was the three points. We played a really good game. Maybe we can control it more in the second half but three points was most important. It was a good reaction to going a goal down. Heads didn’t drop… It was difficult but before the game we spoke and said we need to be positive. It doesn’t matter what happens in the game, we need to be positive. Everyone talking to each other today, we took it in a positive way. We take a goal, did the right things and the result came. You don’t score many headers do you? I think my third or fourth one, not too many! When I score a header, it tends to be a beautiful one! What about the second goal? Did Marcus get a touch or was it definitely your goal? He tells me he didn’t get a touch but it doesn’t matter if he did or didn’t, I’m here to serve my strikers. If I have a chance to score a goal of course I want to score it, but I’m here to serve my strikers, or Juan, or Paul or if Edi is there. If the goal is for him, it doesn’t matter, it’s no problem. Three points for us and the points are for everyone. It was a tense second half but it was all about trying to get that third goal – we got it in the end! In the second half we need to keep the ball a bit more but because the confidence was high, we know we are doing well. We found the right spots, passing forward, looking forward but sometimes we lose a bit of the ball trying to go forward. The intensity and right mindset was there. We do the third goal because we believe and I think we defended really well today. Last goal if you see, H [Maguire] doesn’t come out to do the tackle, I don’t come out with Edi to score the goal. So everyone needs to help. I think today was a team performance. Nice to see Cavani get his first goal for United? Of course. For me it’s important, I think strikers need to score and have the confidence. A striker is confident when he scores. For him it’s really important. Everyone knows Edi is a striker who’s done everything in the world of football. He really helps a lot and it will be much better for him after this first goal.