Fonte aims for top ten finish

Jose-Fonte-762210Jose Fonte is ready to move heaven and earth in his bid to help push the Irons into the top ten.

The Portuguese defender has picked up his form over recent games in a big way and said: “We have two games to go and we have a massive game against Liverpool and we want to finish in the top ten, so we have got to win those two games. It’s another big game on Sunday and we want to replicate what we did against Tottenham.

“We have found a good system and we’ve been excellent in the last four games, so I’m pleased, because as a defender it’s good to keep clean sheets.

“The three points are always more important, but the clean sheet matters to me!”

“I came here to be successful and help the Club to be successful,” said the UEFA Euro 2016 winner. “I didn’t have the perfect start, but one thing I don’t do is give up. I trust the process and I trust my work during the week, and I give my heart and soul for this Club now and for my teammates.

“I’m pleased for these last few results and I’m pleased the fans have supported us. If the fans want to, they can make it hell for the opponents and that’s what they did on Friday. They were loud, they were intense and we felt it – goosebumps.

“Well done to the fans, because they were massive and this win is for them.”



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3 comments on “Fonte aims for top ten finish

  1. Liverpool should cause us more problems than the other teams especially if Lallana plays, the weakness of our system is against floating players around the outside centre backs using one two’s with overlapping fullback or midfielders to get behind the defence in wide positions, I would think they would target Sam Byram and Cresswell with that technique but if they play like they did against Southampton then we wouldn’t have much to worry about. Now we are safe it will be interesting to see how much effort the players put in, hopefully because it is Liverpool they will try hard COYI !!!

  2. I was looking at the league table from last year.I couldnt believe Liverpool finished 8th on 60pts.This season WBA will have to win all 3 of their remaining matches to finish 8th on 54 pts which probably aint going to happen.
    There was a 13pt difference between 8th & 11th at the end of last season,as it stands 8th & 11th are seperated by 3pts.
    It goes to show that it has been a lot more competitve a league this year for the clubs out of the top 6.
    Doesnt it 32? Come on youre my go to man of wisdom 😁

    • Yeah, you look at the 28 or more points we have thrown away from winning positions we could have been top 4 or better with a supposedly “disasterous” window and the doom and gloom… certainly we would have been in 5th right now and that’s not even a fraction of what our team are capable of, we have played most of the season without a recognised striker or right back and with plenty of injuries, there is very little wrong with our squad despite the negativity from some, we have a lot of very good players who are also very young and we have some top notch players now playing at PL2 level, the future is bright for us with some good investment again this summer and some improved coaching to make us more resilient without the ball COYI !!!

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