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"They give us that bit extra," says Kieftenbeld

The Dutchman on Tuesday's win...

11 August 2021

Maikel Kieftenbeld finally got the chance to play in front of fans at The Den on Tuesday night - and relished every moment of it.

The Dutchman produced a Man of the Match-worthy performance in the 2-1 Carabao Cup First Round win over Portsmouth and spoke to about his Den experience after the game.

Kieftenbeld signed for The Lions in the January transfer window of 2021, playing his entire Lions career behind-closed-doors until this past week.

"It's a perfect evening for me, I really enjoyed it," he said. "It didn't start particularly well going 1-0 down, but I enjoyed it and I hope the fans did as well.

"We really felt the atmosphere on the pitch, it was amazing. It's brilliant with the fans there and gives us that little bit extra.

"It was a really good finish from George [for the second goal]. After the red card we could've made it a bit easier for ourselves in scoring a third goal, but it's a good result - I can't wait for Saturday."

Click play on the video above to hear in full from Maikel Kieftenbeld.

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