Academy Notes: Kasim Aidoo

Charlton Athletic U23s defender Kasim Aidoo spoke to Valley Gold for Academy Notes after the recent 1-1 draw at home to Millwall.

Speaking after the London derby fixture, Kasim said:

“Going into the game we knew a win would take us above Millwall in the table and being a local derby it’s always a lively game. We started the game at a slow pace and were pinned into our own half for the first 20 mins. After that, we had a little bit of joy when we won the ball back and countered but overall they were in control.

We conceded just before half time which is frustrating as you would like to go in at the half at 0-0.

The first 10 mins of the second half continued in the same fashion, they pinned us in and it was difficult to get out but we stuck to it and come out of that phase. We then became calmer on the ball and started to string passes together and have more of the ball.

In the 75th minute, we managed to score from a quick free-kick which lead to a good delivery and good header by Richard Afrane-Kesey.

After we took a hold of the game, we were pushing for the winning goal. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get it and the game ended 1-1 — A performance that wasn’t our usual standard.”

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