Wilson Palacios has thanked the fans for getting behind him during a tricky spell in the first half against Liverpool.
The all-action midfielder had a couple of passes go astray in a tough opening period against the Reds.
However, a couple of typical challenges seemed to snap him back into gear and he certainly played his part as we turned around a 1-0 half-time deficit to win 2-1 with Aaron Lennon’s dramatic goal in injury time.
“It’s fair to say the first half didn’t go too well for me,” smiled a typically honest Wilson back at Spurs Lodge this week. “But the whole team reacted wonderfully well after being 1-0 down.
“We got the goal back and went on to win and that was the most important thing, our reaction. I was very happy with final result.
“The fans really motivated me, they got behind me and supported me and that was a really big thing.
“It gives me great motivation and even more responsibility as a player when I know the fans are right behind me.”
The Honduran international was happy to reflect on a wonderful week of victories at Arsenal, against Werder Bremen to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League and Liverpool.
Birmingham are next on Saturday and Wilson knows better than most the difficulty of the task at St Andrews.
Wilson kicked-off his career in England with a loan spell from his Honduran club Olimpia at the Blues in August, 2007, before being snapped up by Wigan Athletic in January, 2008. He joined us a year later.
“I had a great experience at Birmingham and the fans were great to me,” he said. “I went back there last season and no-one booed me, so they must like me!
“It’s a very difficult place to go. They don’t lose very many matches at St Andrews and we have to go there, concentrate and try to win. That’s the main thing for us.”
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