Striker eager to go out with a bang against Cheltenham
Ade Azeez says that the players will not be on “holiday mode” tomorrow and they are determined to reward fans for their support after a disappointing run-in.
Azeez (pictured) scored Wimbledon’s last goal, which came in the 1-1 draw at Plymouth (the picture above shows the 21-year-old celebrating that goal) , and he wants to build on his season of promise in blue and yellow.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, the striker said: “We are not treating this as an end of season game. I think it is really important that we end the season well so that we take momentum into the next campaign. We want to give the fans something to be excited about for next season. We have been training hard all week and we know how important it is to put in a good performance. We will not be on holiday mode.”
“It is not a good thing that I was our last goal scorer. If you look at the statistics that the manager has shown us we have had a lot of opportunities to score, but we have not managed it. We have been working hard to rectify what we have been doing wrong.
“I feel that I am improving under the manager and his coaching staff. I have not played as many games as I would have liked, but that is the manager’s decision. The manager will make the right decision and he always does. I just have to carry on biding my time and hopefully I will get more games. There are loads of things that I need to work on, but no one is the finished article and I will carrying on working hard.”
The high point of this season for Azeez was scoring a vital goal in the JPT win at Milton Keynes, but he says there is a feeling among the squad that they have underachieved in the campaign overall.
“People have said that it has been a successful season because in the past the club has been fighting relegation,” added Azeez. “But we feel a little downhearted. I think we could have pushed higher. We have not managed to get to the play-offs and I feel the fans deserve better. It has not been a bad season, but we could have achieved more. We will try and put on a performance for the fans tomorrow.”
The full interview with Ade Azeez is now on Dons Player, along with Neal Ardley’s thoughts ahead of tomorrow’s game versus Cheltenham.