December’s home loss against Newcastle was followed by three straight wins in the Premier League over the festive period and the team has reacted to the 1-0 reverse against Leicester on January 13 with four wins on the spin in the league and FA Cup.
Next up it’s a tricky trip to Norwich City in the Premier League tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 2, 7.45pm).
“We’re very confident at the moment, home and away,” said Eric, on target in Saturday’s 4-1 win in the FA Cup at Colchester.
“We’ve had a couple of slip-ups like Newcastle and Leicester at home but in a way those losses have helped us because we’ve responded and gone on good runs.
“Now it’s up to us to maintain it, starting at Norwich.”
Below: Eric speaks after the FA Cup win at Colchester
What are your thoughts on the trip to Carrow Road?
Eric: “It’s a difficult game and we all saw what a tough time Liverpool had there last week (they eventually won a thriller 5-4) and that was a really exciting game, end to end. It’s a tough ground to go to but our fans will be there to support us like they are at every away game and hopefully we’ll give them something to cheer.”
It’s getting to the crunch time - February is a big month - how are players handling that pressure?
Eric: “There was pressure from the beginning of the season and obviously with us being up there and fighting for everything there will be added pressure, but we’re all enjoying ourselves at the moment. I don’t think we play with pressure, we enjoy ourselves and we play freely. We’re a young team, we express ourselves and hopefully we’ll continue to do that.”
Finally, what are you thoughts on the win at Colchester?
Eric: “We knew we had to be at it from the off otherwise teams like Colchester can make it hard for you so that’s what we did. Maybe we were a little sloppy at times but we had the right attitude and came out comfortable winners. It’s a great competition and we’re happy to be in the next round and still in three competitions.”