Exclusive Dons Player interview with goal hero
Bayo Akinfenwa said it’s the team that takes priority and not personal glory after he ditched his extravagant goal celebrations at Yeovil Town yesterday.
His equaliser at Crawley Town was followed by “The Whip” celebration, but it was a more low-key Akinfenwa reaction at Huish Park after he rescued a point for the Dons.
Speaking during an interview for Dons Player, Akinfenwa said: “It was sustained pressure from us and when we got the goal I figured that we should get the ball back as quickly as possible so that we could try and get the winner. I kind of concentrated on the team rather than the individual goal celebrations. I apologise to those who did not get to see a goal celebration. I promise to bring out the goal celebration next time around!
“I think by this time last season I had played seven 90 minute games, but today was only the second time this season that I had played 90 minutes. With the way that I am, the more games I get the fitter I will be. In the last couple of weeks I have been feeling fit. Everyone knows that strikers are judged on goals, but I think I bring more than just goals with my all-round game. I am happy with that, but there is always room for improvement. I did not score in my first nine games last season so I am two-up already! I must be doing something better this time around.”
The picture above of Bayo’s reaction after his goal was taken by Stuart Butcher on behalf of Pro Sports Images.
Akinfenwa admitted there was an element of disappointment after Wimbledon had failed to earn the three points at Huish Park, but he was pleased to provide the 593 travelling Dons with something to go home happy about.
man. It is nice for them to go back with at least a point, but we are disappointed we did not get all three points. We will concentrate on the positives though and look forward to Notts County at home.”th“I cannot remember James Shea making a save,” added Akinfenwa. “There was a lapse of concentration for them to get their goal and we were disappointed with that, but we controlled the game. Their goalkeeper got man of the match so that shows the level of control we had in the game. The fans were great again. I have stated time and time again that they are our 12
The full interview with Bayo Akinfenwa is now on Dons Player, along with full post-match reaction from Neal Ardley. Extended highlights of the Yeovil match will be available to watch from 12 noon today.