After an encouraging point away from home against Plymouth on Saturday, the hero on the day, Abo Eisa, spoke to iFollow Iron about his building confidence, Northampton Town, team cohesion and much more.
United were behind heading into injury time against the Pilgrims, but after a late substitution, Eisa was introduced before scoring the equaliser, and the winger knows just how important it is for him to get off the mark for the club.
He said: “I’m happy that I’ve finally scored my goal, it’s been a long time coming. It was good that we got the goal because we deserved more than just a draw, but at least we got a point.”
In the eight minutes the forward was on the Home Park pitch, he had just one touch, ultimately proving to be a decisive one. Eisa said: “I think that’s the first time I’ve done that (scored with his only touch), but most importantly I’m just happy that we got a result.”
Abo Eisa was one of Paul Hurst’s summer additions to the squad, and the winger is pleased with the rapport he shares with the manager.
“We’ve got a good relationship, he spoke to me and told me how it was, before Plymouth I hadn’t been playing to the levels I was when I first arrived at the club," he explained.
“He’s (Hurst) been keeping me on my toes, and been trying to get more out of me and I think it’s worked. Hopefully I can show myself more going forward.”
Coming off the bench against Plymouth and scoring almost instantly has certainly boosted the wideman’s confidence. He said: “I knew that after I scored my first goal, I’d feel a bit more settled and at home, so hopefully I can continue to build my confidence moving forward.
“I’m always trying to score more goals, and that won’t be the end of it, I’ll be looking to add to that now.”
The Iron are beginning to find their feet in a new division, and Eisa has seen progression since the start of the season.
He added: “Our home record’s getting better, and obviously the point at Plymouth is a step in the right direction. I feel like every game we’re improving, and we know what we need to do to get better on the pitch.
“The spirit of the group is good, and we definitely have more belief now. We believe we can win games and we’re all fighting for each other. There’s a good cohesion amongst the squad, which can only enhance us.”
Looking forward to the home game against Northampton Town on Saturday, the winger has an idea of what the Iron could be expecting heading into the fixture, Eisa stated: “We have to be up for the challenge. First and foremost we need to play our own game. This is our home, we need to make other people change their tactics, not us changing ours. We need to be on the front foot, looking to dominate.”
Eisa knows if the team keep working hard, the Iron will get their just reward.
He said: “The performances have been good, it’s just a case of scoring more goals I think, if we do that, I’m sure we’ll start to see more wins. You have to work hard as an individual to get into the team, especially if you’ve been out of the starting line-up.
“It’s a squad game, whoever’s on the pitch will do their best and I’ll certainly be ready for when my time comes.”
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