Rob Holding and Aaron Ramsdale spoke to Sky Sports after the 2-1 win over West Ham today. Here’s what they had to say.
Spurs win, vital to win?
Ramsdale: To be honest I didn’t know they’d won so it was vital that we got three points anyway. I came out early to warm up but every game is vital for us to get three points between now and the end of the season, to get that fourth place or third if we’re looking even higher.
Did you know they’d won?
Holding: Yeah, of course we knew coming off the coach they’d scored an early goal, It’s going to be like that, we’ll play before then some weekends, they’ll play before us and we have to deal with the pressure. It’s nice and close, we’ll see how we keep going until the end of the season now.
Rob, your first PL Goal. Were you surprised?
Holding: Yeah, a little bit. I’ve scored a few Carabao Cup goals but it’s not get my first Premier League goal and build on that now.
Ramsdale: It only took 6 years and a new hairline!
Holding: Come on mate!
Ramsdale’s save from Rice
Ramsdale: We pride ourselves on set-pieces, and we’ve come through the whole season so far … touch wood … without conceding. We knew they have a big threat, we utilised our threat, I made a decent save, but I’m happy for Rob and Gabi scoring the goals and getting us the win.
Perfect day when it’s solid at the back and both centre-halves score?
Holding: I think if it was a clean sheet it would have been a perfect day, but we’re there or thereabouts.
Bowen jumping over Ramsdale
Ramsdale: I didn’t touch him, I was a good yard away. I just spoke to him, he’s a good lad but he said he thought I was going to clamp him so he tried to jump out of the way to not get injured. But I didn’t actually touch him, he was honest, he jumped straight uo and said ‘No no no, it’s not a foul’, but I knew straight away.
How is the run-in going to be?
Holding: It’s going to be touch and go at times, your heart rate will be going high at times. If we can just keep control in what we do and keep picking up the points it’s all we can do.
Three wins in a row. What about the belief?
Ramsdale: Yeah, it’s massive. When this man has come in for Ben so it shows we’ve got … it might be little, but it’s quality depth in the squad. We can rely on each other, we’re going to need every single one, staff included, to do this right to the end of the season.