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Thompson discusses Norwich, Bolton and moving forward

Midfielder speaks after Canaries defeat

4 March 2019

Ben Thompson has analysed Millwall’s defeat to Norwich City at the weekend, highlighting the disappointment of the team to come away empty-handed after two second-half goals from Daniel Farke’s side at The Den.

The defeat leaves The Lions one point above the relegation zone in the Sky Bet Championship, and Thompson admits the visitors showed their class.

“It was a hell of a game for us against the League leaders – one we wanted to get something out of,” the midfielder told millwallfc.co.uk.

“It would have been nice to get some points, but they obviously showed their quality with us letting in some sloppy goals and not quite getting it right in their final third.

“In our final third, their movement, one-touch and two-touch play is second-to-none and that’s why they’re top of The Championship. How they play is what we all have to aim towards and work on ourselves.”

With Millwall navigating through a demanding run of games, this week is the first since for a month without a midweek fixture – allowing for longer preparation to take on Bolton Wanderers at the University of Bolton Stadium next Saturday.

“We’re in a relegation fight if that’s what you want to call it, and we need to take every game as a Cup Final now,” Thompson claims.

“Every point is important, and we move onto next Saturday in a massive game for us. We’ve got a chance to rest our legs ahead of the weekend and not have to think about a midweek game, which is ideal.

“It’s tough playing three games in a week as we have been, but all the boys are fit, ready and concentrated on getting on with the rest of the season. In every game, we’re looking to get three points. We’re in a sticky situation, but I think the boys have enough to get out of it. We’ll give it everything and we’ll see what happens.”

Working his way back into Neil Harris’ starting XI in recent games, Thompson says he is fully focused on contributing to The Lions’ survival bid.

“Obviously I came back from Portsmouth in January and I’m here to play – I want to play.

“I want to make sure we get out of this situation and stay in The Championship.

“All I can do is keep pulling on the shirt, playing as well as I can and giving everything for the team.”


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