Blackpool keeper: Confidence is key for the Seasiders

Chris Maxwell is not surprised by the upturn in Blackpool’s fortunes in recent weeks and isn’t settling for where they are now.

By Tom Sandells
Saturday, 12th December 2020, 12:30 pm

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Last season’s play-off finalists, Oxford United, travel to the Fylde coast today and Maxwell feels the squad should be confident if they want to be successful.

He said: “It could be better, we could be top of the league!

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Blackpool keeper Chris Maxwell always had faith in their ability

“I’m being 100 per cent honest, the mood is no different.

“We know how good we are, we know how good a group we’ve got and I’ve been saying it, and saying it, and saying it all season.

“It was only a matter of time before the performances, that organisation, the ability and the effort that everyone puts in is going to shine through.

“We’re reaping the rewards of that now, we’re enjoying it.

“I’ve said it before, I said it at Gillingham, I said it at Wimbledon – you’ve got to have confidence.

“If you want to be successful, if you want to have a successful campaign, as we do, you have to have full confidence in everyone and what we’re doing. It’s as simple as that.

“We do and we’ve proved it. The character we’ve shown in the game recently but also when we were down near the bottom and we were being written off by the media and things like that, we stood up, puffed our chests out and were there to be counted.

“Everyone delivered the performances and the results that we knew would come.”

Maxwell says Pool see every game as a chance to get three points and there is no reason why that can’t be possible.

He added: “If you ask any staff member or any player, we believe we should win every game.

“We’re good enough to do that, so going to these teams on paper and seeing how good they are or what they’ve done in the league is irrelevant to us.

“Yes, we’ve played really well and we’ve played differently in some big games to grind out results but that’s to the credit of the manager.

“The manager has a way of doing things where we can play different styles and utilise what we have to exploit weaknesses in oppositions.

“We’ve found a way to do that and get the job done.”

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