“All together we played with a willingness to win this game,” the 24-year-old began. “We knew how important it was. We had a meeting yesterday night at the hotel between the players, where we discussed the situation and how important the game was. Today I think we showed we wanted to win, and we want to win the next ones as well.
“I think it’s important to have clear communication. This must happen not only for a game like this, a derby, but it must happen for each game. This will give us the confidence to go and try to push for promotion to the Premier League, but we need to continue with the same attitude.
“As a team it’s always good to score the first goal, especially so early on, because it gave us the confidence. We had the mentality, but that lifted the weight, we wanted to continue during the game, and I think we did it. You could see we wanted to win the game because it’s a derby, and also because we needed a victory. It’s always good to score early on in the game.”