Lifumpa Mwandwe reflects on his team’s 2-2 draw against Blackpool FC in the Youth Alliance League.
Shrewsbury’s forward Lifumpa Mwandwe played the full game against Blackpool, and even found himself on the scoresheet. But thinks that they “weren’t good enough” in the first half.
“In the first half, we weren’t good enough.
“It was sloppy off the ball and on the ball. Then, in the second half Eric and Cal told us to do the ‘off the ball’ things right and everything ‘on the ball’ will come. And to just switch on and we did that and we were able to get two goals.
“We should’ve scored a third but that’s just football for you, isn’t it?”
Mwandwe’s 66th minute goal was his sixth in two games, after putting five past Doncaster Rovers last week in the Youth Alliance Cup.
“I’m just confident now. So, every time I pop up in front of goal I feel like I’m going to score, so it’s a really good feeling.”
In the week, the 17-year-old signed a professional deal with the club, and is happy that all the hard work has paid off.
“Obviously, I’m really happy.
“It’s a good moment for me, and my Mum and Dad who have dedicated so much time to this club as well in terms of school and everything.
“It’s good that it’s paid off.”
And he also spoke about what he thought about his own performance in their draw against Blackpool.
“First half, it was not really good enough. I didn’t feel like I was there.
“Second half, I felt a lot more like I left my mark on the pitch