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Dean Smith: There's a burning desire here – we're itching for that next game

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Dean Smith: There's a burning desire here – we're itching for that next game

Dean Smith says his squad has a 'burning desire' to get back up and running in the Premier League.

The claret and blues have had a mixed start to life back in the top-flight results wise, despite the Head Coach being generally pleased with performances.

And Smith insists the levels he's seen in training over the international break have been back at their sharpest as we prepare to take on West Ham United on Monday.

There's a willingness to put recent events behind us, and start gaining the points tally that our displays deserve.

Smith said: "There's a burning desire from them to right the wrongs. I can sense that.

"I've given them a few days off over the last few weeks during the international break, while some have been away with their countries.


"You always wonder what the quality and intensity of sessions is going to be like when players are away, but it's been very, very good.

"We've had some really tough sessions, as well as some double ones. We've also had training games as well.

"They're itching for that next game."

The gaffer also says that the break has allowed him to hone in on working with our attacking players.

He continued: "It's given us an opportunity.

"For instance, we've been able to work a lot on our breakthrough opportunities.

"All of our forward players have been here – Wesley, Jonathan Kodjia, Keinan Davis, Jota, Trezeguet and Anwar El Ghazi.

"We knew it was a chance to do a lot of work with them."

Dan Connor
By @danconnor 12th September 2019