Interview : Adel Gafaiti : 06/04/2019
Adel Gafaiti Speaks To The BBC After The 1-1 Draw Against Swindon Town
Adel Gafaiti
Adel Gafaiti
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Yeovil Town defender Adel Gafaiti spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after his side had drawn 1-1 against Swindon Town on Saturday 6th April 2019.

CS: Adel, well done. What was it like for you to score so late in the game?

AG: A great feeling. It's always good to score. It's always good to get a point. It's always good to stay positive. I think the main thing today was to stay positive, even if we conceded a goal, just before half time, which I think was stupid from us, because we lost our focus two minutes before half time. But we didn't give up. In the second half, everyone was doing good, everyone was running and no-one gave up. Thank God, we've been rewarded at the end. So I'm really happy for that and I'm happy for the team.

CS: The second half from Yeovil was much better. Why was that?

AG: Because the ball was on the floor, I reckon. The ball was on the floor and the ball was moving fast. Everyone was getting onto the ball. We were able to get the ball from the back and move forward fast, with quality. This is why we've been rewarded at the end. I think we looked better and we feel better. We play better when the ball is on the floor and we pass it and everyone is enjoying getting the ball and asking for it. This is good, so we've got to keep doing this.

CS: Your first goal for the club. You must be delighted to chip in with such a crucial goal.

AG: Very happy. Very happy - I'm not going to hide that. I'm really really happy today. Obviously I was on the bench, but it doesn't change anything for me. If I'm starting, I give 100 percent. If I'm on the bench and the gaffer needs me, I'll come on and I'll give 100 percent. Today that's what happened. I don't know exactly what happened with Omar Sowunmi. Unfortunately he had to come off, but as I came on I just thought I need to do the job, I need to help the team as much as I can, and that's what I did today, so thank God.

CS: Five games left now. What's the feeling amongst you and the rest of the players for the situation that you're in, with the table at the bottom of the league?

AG: The feeling is we can do it. We can do it, and today was the proof I think. Last week, the first half that we played was very positive. We have that feeling that we know we can do it, and we'll make sure that it happens. So the only thing that we have to do is to stay positive and work. That's the main thing to do.

CS: Home against Crawley next up. That's a game that you'll be looking to win against a team that are down there close to you.

AG: It's a must-win game. We'll play at home. Every game is a must-win. We've had six cup finals. Today we've played one, and we've got a point. Next week it's going to be another one, and we're going to need three points next weekend. We'll make sure that we're ready for that.

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