Coleing: “The Olympique win was a crucial result for us”

Ahead of today’s title decider between Magpies and Boca, we caught up with midfielder Evan Coleing to get his views on the game. 

Coleing on how the team feels going into today’s game, “It is normal to have nerves on occasions like this, but i think it is excitement more than anything else. Yes, I definitely think this is the club’s biggest game in it’s history because if we win the match, we win the league and we’re a Premier club.” 

Last time these teams met in February, Boca ran out 2-1 winners – we asked what lessons Magpies learnt from that day, “We made a lot of changes during the January transfer window and it was our first match together after all the changes. We played well and we were unlucky to concede a goal in the last minute. Our coaching staff has worked hard, as well as the players and the team has now gelled nicely together and have shown consistency in our recent games, winning our last 4, so we are hoping for a different result today.”

Form is something which Magpies are excelling in after winning their last four straight games – on the importance of momentum, Coleing replied, “The Olympique win was a crucial result for us to get to the position we’re in now. We showed how well we can play. Obviously our recent results have given us a lot of confidence, and now we have to show it against Boca today to win the title.” 

Coleing on describing his season so far, “I think personally this year i have improved as a player. Most of it is thanks to Davey, Garry and the rest of the coaching staff. After the Christmas break my form had dropped slightly, as well as the team’s but I took in the criticism I received and have been working with Davey on being more positive on the ball & picking up the ball in higher positions on the pitch. Hopefully my recent form will continue at Premier level next season.” 

Photo by Lisa Kilkenny.

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