James: I'm hungry for more goals
"Tonight was about getting off the mark and now I can capitalise to get more goals," says Daniel James...
Have you ever experienced that before? "I think it takes you back to your younger days when you played in front of nobody. But, all of the boys had to be professional out there, it was a very important game, we had to treat it as any other game and, even though the fans aren't here, we know they are watching at home. It was about whether we could go there, press and do what we have to do. We scored some great goals and keeping that clean sheet is very important." Is it a relief to be back on the scoresheet? "Obviously it is nice. Maybe I haven't scored as many as I wanted to recently. I got off to a good start [this season] but recently it has not been at the standards that I have wanted to be. Thanks to all of the coaches, the manager for trusting in me, working with me every day. I had that chance in the first half and I was a bit gutted about it, but it was just about going out there and if I got the chance, they said to drive and have shots. That's what I did and thankfully it went in." Your game is about more than goals, but did it get to you? "Yeah I think it does. You have just got to be head on because you never know. There are games coming thick and fast. You can score in every game, you can improve and look back on what you can do more. As a player I give a lot more than goals, I try to create them and work hard for the team, but today was about getting off the mark and now I can capitalise to get more now." The goals came from all angles tonight... "Our squad is getting bigger now and you can see the three players who came on - Chongy, Mason and Andreas. They all contributed to the goals and it shows the manager has a tough decision every week now, and I think he likes that." Is Bruno good to play with? "Yeah of course. Every since he has come in he has made a massive contribution, he has helped us a lot, he has been great around the place and on the pitch you can see what he can do." The big games just keep on coming. Do you like that? "That is what we boys love, big games. We had a big game tonight and we've got that one on Sunday as well which is massive, back in the Premier League and if we can climb that table."