Ayité: Bittersweet Afternoon

Monday 11 March 2019 15:01

Goal-scorer Floyd Ayité was left frustrated with the result against Leicester but is happy working under Scott Parker. 


The Togolese international came off the bench at half-time and levelled the scores five minutes later before Jamie Vardy scored twice late on to take the game away from Fulham.


“We were under pressure in the first-half and Leicester pressed us really high and we couldn’t find a solution,” said Ayité. 

“I was in a warm up during the half-time team talk but I think Scott [Parker] gave some solutions and some support. 


“In the second-half we were much better in the game and the shape was better, so was the way that we were playing. 


“We were much better but we made some mistakes, unfortunately that is football.”


The Fulham winger became only the second ever Togolese player to score in the Premier League and it was a proud moment for him.


“It was a good ball from Howie [Nordtveit] and I kept the first touch. I was a bit free so I was running towards the goalkeeper. 


“It was a good first touch and then I kicked with my left foot and it was a bit lucky, I think the defender touched the ball. We deserved this goal because we were pushing a lot and it was a good moment,” he said.


Ayité played with Parker at Fulham and is pleased with what his former teammate is trying to achieve on the training pitch.


He said: “Scott Parker is about quick football and I think in the second-half that’s what we did, a lot of passing with pace and with desire. 


“I think over the next couple of games we will see the same team that came out playing in the start of the second-half.”

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