Happy to help Pompey defend - but I'd like some goals too
Wednesday, 17th Jan 2018 23:42 by pompey-fans.com staff
Jamal Lowe believes he is helping Pompey keep clean sheets - but his selfish streak is driving him to score more goals.
Lowe's goal against Scunthorpe last weekend was his first since September but he believes there is more to his game than goals. That said, he is keen to score more often now he has broken his duck.
Lowe told The News: 'Possibly my defensive work has affected my attacking game but it is about finding the balance. You don’t want to be too defensive, then again you can’t be too attacking
‘The defensive side of it is quite new to me and has probably been the focus at the minute. Now I am kind of getting to grips with it so there should be a better balance. You don’t want to not defend and let a goal in, you have to find a way somehow. So hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can get a better balance.
'Once you have eradicated the opposition using you as a weak point defensively, then I can start to express myself and play my natural game, which is obviously attacking. I can get that back, that’s the aim, that’s what we all want, that’s what the gaffer wants and hopefully that is to come.
‘It has been a little bit frustrating but the coaching staff are always there to reassure you that you are doing a job for the team, which is contributing to clean sheets we are getting.
‘Selfishly, I want to score goals. I want to get up the pitch, I want to get assists – but when you look at the grand scheme of things we have won games 1-0 and the work I am putting in is contributing to that.’
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