Park Life – Capital One Cup hitman speaks to Nick Taylor about pushing into the starting XI
Mauro Boselli has turned in consecutive impressive performances for Latics in the early rounds of the cup but, he says he won’t stop there and is determined to make an impact on a regular basis.
“I have been training hard to try and win a place in the first team.
“I have to keep on top of my training and fitness because if the gaffer asks me to play then I will be ready to do my best for the team.
“It is always important for a striker to score goals and I am very happy to have scored three so far this season.”
To keep himself on his toes, Boselli has also made himself available for the Under 21s as each team can field three players over the age of 21.
“Playing in the Under 21s was a personal decision because I think that it is always better to be playing games in between training.
“If I don’t get on in the Premier League, I prefer to play with the Under 21s rather than not play at all.
“It is good for confidence and it makes me feel good especially because I’ve scored two goals now for the team.
“Those games have kept me on my toes and ready for when the gaffer calls me to play in the starting 11.”
Boselli’s general happiness at the Club is something he says is down to his team mates and the way the team plays.
“When I first came here it was only the start of the way that the gaffer was changing out style so it was very different from now.
“A lot of the players have changed since then and it has been good for me because the players we have now compliment the way I play, with the likes of Jean Beausejour and Emmerson Boyce providing some really good service.
“Players like Jordi Gomez and Shaun Maloney can also unlock defences with the way they pass and David Jones also showed that when we played West Ham when he set me up to score.”