Charlton Athletic U18s midfielder Tyreece Campbell spoke to Valley Gold for Academy Notes after the recent 3-0 defeat at Ipswich Town.
Tyreece who has been at the Charlton Athletic Academy for seven years told Valley Gold:
“I’ve been at Charlton since the age of 9, where I joined at the end of the Under 9’s season. There have been some good and some bad moments but on the whole, I’ve enjoyed it here. I would say I have a strong love for the game and take a lot into consideration on different ways I can better my game. I consider myself a winger that can also play anywhere across the front three. I love being a threat on the pitch, as well as creating and scoring goals for the team. My coaches and teammates have belief in me to influence games with my ability to create chances. An area of my game I would like to work on is my end product.
“The game against Ipswich Town was a tough game, especially in the first half. They made it difficult for us to press as they stretched the pitch very wide. I felt that we carried a threat once we won the ball back and counter attacked, but failed to work their goalkeeper. The first goal came from a rebound, our keeper kept out the initial effort but their striker was first to it and scored.
“In the second half, we changed formation, had control of the game and took the game to them. We did most things right but failed to score. We got into some really promising positions. Then they scored their second from a clearance, where we failed to deal with the ball and it led to their striker having a one on one with our goalkeeper — This was a lesson for us to take as it showed what happens if we don’t take our chances. Their third was a penalty leading from another individual error. We had a penalty ourselves at 3-0 down but was unable to convert it.
“A positive that we can take from the game is that we still tried to do the right things at 3-0 down rather than giving up. After this game, we are now positioned 4th in the U18 Professional Development League.”
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