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Yome: “winning that game meant a lot to us”

FG caught up with Mikey Yome to talk about Europa’s win over St Joseph’s, what he hopes to achieve this season and more.

Two penalties and two assists from Liam Walker helped Europa to a 4-1 win over St Joseph’s last week – Mikey reflected on the result, “I think we played very well considering, as a team, we had only trained for a little more than 2 weeks before the game. We all kept in touch during the lockdown training hard and posting videos of our workouts on our WhatsApp group to keep us motivated for this game. We had a game plan and we stuck to it throughout the game.

Yome’s been a regular figure for Europa this season, starting eight of their nine games – we asked Mikey how it feels to be back playing regularly, “It feels good, to be honest. I used last years lockdown to train as much as possible to get back to my best physically and be ready for anything during the season. Luckily, I’ve had no major injury setbacks and the manager as well as my teammates have shown a lot of confidence in me.

The win over Saints leaves Europa three points clear at the top with only College 1975 left to play – we asked how important last week’s win was as Europa head towards the league split, “I won’t sugarcoat it, winning that game meant a lot to us and we knew it would be a massive boost to our title hopes. Once we left that changing room after the game, we were already focusing on our next opponent. We still have one more game against College before the league splits and ultimately we take each game as they come and plan every week without looking onto the next.

Mikey told us what he hopes to achieve this season, “Nothing would make me happier than winning every trophy possible with this team. That’s the goal. We have an incredible group of lads and we deserve it after last season.