On the victory over Rapid Apollo
Overall it was simply the best all round performance in my time here. We looked solid defensively and fluent in attack.
We dictated tempo and did not drop our focus or aggression.
On Rickson’s debut
I felt he slotted in well. Zauri has big boots to fill but he did it seemlessly.
We know how hard it is going to be.
Like us they are one of four sides who are unbeaten at this stage.
They are going about their business quietly with two 1-0 wins so we know our defence will need to be alert and our attack at its best.
We also know they have a fully fit squad to choose from.
But we are at home, in good form and confident.
On dealing with squad rotation
It is true we have a large squad and some players may leave to get game time but all the players know what roles they have in the squad.
On team selection
Zauri is not quite ready but after our last game I am happy to go as we were.