Interview : Otis Khan : 26/11/2016
Otis Khan Speaks To The BBC After The 1-1 Draw Against Accrington Stanley
Otis Khan
Otis Khan
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Yeovil Town winger Otis Khan spoke to BBC Somerset reporter Ed Hadwin after the 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley on Saturday 26th November 2016.

EH: Otis, we were talking on Thursday about getting a few more goals for you and it didn't wait long did it?

OK: No, it was a good opportunity for myself really for the free kick as I knew it was around my territory. As soon as I got it, I wasn't letting anyone else have it really. I wanted it.

EH: So talk us through it, because we were a long way away from it. It seemed as though you went in on the goalkeeper's side.

OK: Yes, I thought it was a bit close to go for the left-hand corner. I told Ben (Whitfield) to stand on the right-hand side to try to block the keeper a little bit. I thought that anything on that side would give the keeper trouble so I just went for it, and it went in.

EH: One of those where as soon as you hit it, you knew?

OK: Yes, definitely. With the direction of the ball, I was right behind it and I knew straight away.

EH: It could have been two, as you weren't all that far away in the first half, were you?

OK: No, we definitely had some chances in the first half, but it's a case of finishing them off. The gaffer has talked to us about that end product. I'm just glad I scored that free kick today and it got us another goal.

EH: There must be a sense of frustration as it was a pretty good away performance. You've come away with a point, which isn't bad, but it could have been better.

OK: Yes, definitely. They threw us a bit of a sucker punch really, as obviously they equalised really late in the game. But to come to Accrington like we did and dominate the game in certain parts, not many teams have done that in the league. So we're happy with a point, and we'll continue on to Saturday.

EH: You must feel that your attacking play is getting there. There were times when your players were getting in and around the area, but it's sometimes that final ball.

OK: Yes, we know in every game we're going to get into those areas. It's just about keeping working in those areas and it will come.

EH: You look at the table, and you're still three points off. You've got your game in hand and a lot of teams aren't playing next weekend, so I guess it's taking advantage of that at Huish Park, isn't it?

OK: Definitely - it's at home as well and we need to get three points, which would push us right back up there. If we win on Saturday, it would put us in good confidence, going into the next game.

EH: I guess it's about keeping that run going - it's seven games now without a loss, so that's got to put your chest out a little bit.

OK: I think football is also a confidence game. If everyone is confident then everyone plays better. So if we continue with this run, then we can carry on going up the league.

EH: Was it a pretty quiet dressing room on the final whistle, or were you trying to pick yourselves up quickly?

OK: I think it was a bit of both really. Obviously everyone was gutted as it felt like a loss, when we really should have won the game. But we'll continue on to Saturday and keep our confidence high.

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