Speaking after his side’s enthralling 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Galway United, Bohemians star Ismahil “Izzy” Akinade felt it was two points dropped in their search for guaranteed safety. He said: “Yeah it’s a frustrating one, very d
Speaking after his side’s enthralling 1-1 draw at home to relegation-threatened Galway United, Bohemians star Ismahil “Izzy” Akinade felt it was two points dropped in their search for guaranteed safety.
He said: “Yeah it’s a frustrating one, very disappointed not to get three points and could have been all over in the first half, felt like we could have been three up.
“But credit to them, they came out well in the second half and probably deserved their goal pressing us so much all over the pitch but, personally, I still feel like its two points dropped for us.”
Bohs boss Keith Long opted for a front three of Dinny Corcoran through the middle, with Akinade on the right and goal scorer Paddy Kavanagh on the left, and speaking about the change of scenery for the pacey striker, he said: “it’s a bit more work obviously, but the gaffer put me there to allow me to get at players and use my speed. I don’t really mind it to be honest, I get a bit more of the ball, get to take on players and enjoyed it there tonight.”
Pressed on just what he thinks his club needs to confirm their status in the Premier Division, Akinade replied, “I’m not really sure to be honest, but off the top of my head, maybe six points could do it? Tonight, although it feels like two points dropped, wasn’t a defeat and another point added to our tally but makes the away trip to Drogheda now a must win I think.”
Izzy was in reflective mood also, touching on his long injury lay-off, stating: “I’m really relishing it now, being back playing. It was a tough period and I definitely feel like I appreciate it a lot more. You really don’t know how much you miss the game until you’re away from it, away from the lads and playing at this level.”