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Obika: “I thought we controlled the game.”

12 February 2022

Striker Jon Obika says the Shrimps are disappointed not to have beaten Gillingham after controlling proceedings.

Obika netted the equaliser for Morecambe on 84 minutes, levelling the game in the process, after Ryan Jackson’s stunning strike into the top corner opened the scoring for the visitors 12 minutes earlier.

The 31-year-old says despite the disappointment of not winning the game, the Shrimps can be pleased with the team spirit shown to come back from a goal down.

“I thought we controlled the game,” he said.

“I thought the boys did well in possession, out of possession, you could see we had most of the ball, it’s just what we do with the ball and I feel we’re probably disappointed we didn’t take all three points.

“That’s the spirit in the team, the gaffer brings that out of us in training, even the boys that are not in the squad, we’re all challenging for places, we’re all getting at each other each day, so I feel for us, that’s normal.

“When it comes to the last minute, we know that we’re still a threat.”

Obika’s goal this afternoon marks his second of the campaign, and the striker is hungry to add more between now and the end of the season, having nearly bagged the winner minutes before the full-time whistle.

Obika continued: “It’s probably the cleanest right foot I’ve had in a while!

“Those ones you kind of wish you’d scuff it and it goes in, but I’ll be looking to score in the next game for sure.

“It’s nice to get another one, but I feel that I need more going into the last 14 games, they’re big games for us, I know we’ll need the full squad to chip in.

“[I’m] doing a lot of extras in training, the gaffer’s got a few of us doing extras, the things we need, I need that sharpness in and around the box and I’m glad that it paid off today.”

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