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1 February 2015

Kvist delighted with battling performance at Ipswich.

  • Character and mental strength very satisfying.
  • Happy to be given the chance to contribute.
  • Manner of the point the most pleasing.
Speaking after yesterday’s 0-0 draw at Portman Road against Ipswich Town in the Sky Bet Championship, midfielder William Kvist said he and his team mates revelled in their battling performance.

“It was a fight and we did a really good job,” said the Denmark international.

“Our aim was to win our personal battles and I think all 11 players out there did exactly that.

“That was 110% commitment out there, I think that we saw in the game how much everyone wants to do well for the team and for the club.”

Latics travelled to Suffolk facing an Ipswich side in the top four of the division, something which Kvist says is another marker for how the team can progress during the rest of the season.

“Ipswich have been consistent all season, but we played an even game with them.  We’re satisfied with that, because it was hard to tell the difference between who was where in the league.

“We played much better than the last two games, the character and mental strength was really good and this must, from now on, be our level.  We’ve said it many times, but it has to happen now.

“We have to have this standard both away and at home if we want to stay up.

“We have a good squad, it hasn’t worked out up until now, but I think we can use this point as a good starting point to turn things into our favour.  It’s not just the fact that we got a point, it was the manner in which we went about it.”

Midway through the first half, Kvist was booked for a challenge on Cole Skuse, but he remained light hearted about the situation.

“I hate to get bookings in the first half because you really have to keep a cool head.

“I’m a little bit frustrated to have been booked because I thought it was a beautiful tackle.

“That’s the part of the game I like though, getting stuck in and battling away in midfield is what I’m about.”

Continuing to talk about his current run in the team, Kvist added:

“I’m happy about the performance, it might not be the prettiest game we’ll ever play, but the feeling inside the dressing room at full time was really good.

“I really enjoyed the performance for myself, but more importantly I enjoyed the feeling that the whole team stuck together and that we were fighting this fight together.

“It’s great that I have the possibility to contribute to the team.  Every time I play I’ll give 100% and hopefully if we can continue to play the way we did against Ipswich then it will be good enough for us to stay up.”

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