Good response from Nicolas Jackson?
Good response from the team, I was very pleased with the performance again and now happy for the victory and important to go through in the competition and build our trust and momentum. I hope we can bring this momentum to the future.
[Jackson] Yes, very pleased, I think when the striker scores it is important. He needed to feel the net and important for him, very pleased for him.
What did you make of Cole Palmers performance?
I think like all of the team, I think the team was really good. If we assess all of the players, I think we are in a very good level. Cole is a very talented player, he was key in this victory tonight. Still young, still needs to settle in the club, not only the team, in the club and the city. I think we saw today how good he is.
Still no Noni Madueke?
It's about choice, it's about choice. Election.
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David Sanchez and Marc Cucurella had some difficult moments and improved?
No. I think they showed character and personality. I think in the first half sometimes we didn't provide Robert, and sometimes Marc, good angles to play the continuity of the game. I think after half-time we fixed some positions and the second half was much better. Even in a difficult moment they showed character and they were calm.
Never easy to play with situation and the circumstances and today was a must-win and we needed to win this game. Of course always is the intensity and sometimes the pressure to win, sometimes is not to be perfect. I think in the second half we dominate the game and deserved the victory.
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