Interview : Gozie Ugwu : 25/08/2012
Gozie Ugwu Speaks To The BBC After The 4-0 Win Against Scunthorpe
Gozie Ugwu
Gozie Ugwu
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Yeovil Town striker Gozie Ugwu spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after he had scored two goals in the 4-0 against Scunthorpe United on Saturday 25th August 2012.

CS: What's it like to see Yeovil Town on top of the table?

GU: It's a good feeling obviously. We believe in ourselves. The coaches believe in us, and to be fair they did tell us that it was possible. We just put our heads together and put in a good shift, and now we're top of the league!

CS: For you two goals today, and your first in senior football. What's that like?

GU: First, I was buzzing, just to get my debut game against Coventry at home. Then I was absolutely buzzing today to get not just my first goal but my first two goals in the same game. So it's a good feeling. Hopefully the first of many.

CS: You obviously came on as a substitute today. When you were watching from the bench, did you think you could come on and affect things in the way that you did?

GU: Yes, well I was looking at the game, and it looked very open. The centre-halves looked very high and it looked like you could get at them a little bit. So that's exactly what I've done. The gaffer and the coaching staff told me to come on and make a difference and just run at them, and that's exactly what I've done, and I've got two goals.

CS: With the first one you made it look simple after Nathan Ralph's shot was saved. Were there any nerves when the ball came to you. It looked a fairly simple chance, but you have to convert those, don't you?

GU: Well you've seen chances like that missed before. It's not in until it's in the back of the net. So that's exactly what I had to just concentrate on doing. It's about just hitting the target, which is very easy but you have to concentrate on it.

CS: You played wide on the right in the first couple of games, which was obviously doing a job for the team. But how happy are you in the last couple of games to get a run up front? That's your preferred position isn't it?

GU: Definitely, and as you can see, I look more comfortable just going through the middle and up top. But I'm more than happy to go and play anywhere the manager puts me and just do a job for the team. Keanu (Marsh-Brown) came in for me (on the right wing) and he's been doing great out there as it's his natural position, and I was just happy to go up top, and do my thing up there.

CS: Now we know that your pre-season goal at Newport, which was a cracking goal, got on YouTube and there were lots of people watching that. What's it going to be like for you tonight to have two of your goals being showcased on the Football League Show?

GU: Well, it's a bit surreal, to be honest. But hopefully I'll get used to it!

CS: And next up is West Brom, who are a Premier League side. Obviously you are on loan from Reading, who are another Premier League side. You must be looking forward to competing against such a top team?

GU: Well yes, we showed what we can do against the likes of Stoke, who are very hard to play against. We're just confident lads at the moment, and we're just looking to play anyone and do our thing against them.

CS: All the substitutes came on at the end to celebrate. We saw that at Brentford on Tuesday as well. Just tell us what the team spirit is like in the squad at the moment?

GU: You could see that the togetherness here is really strong. We're team-mates who have all kind of just met each other this season. We've all come together and lots of us are friends now, and it's a good feeling.

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