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Taking control

Posted on 2 August 2008  - 12:00

Gus Poyet was pleased with the way we took control of the game after going ahead in our 2-0 win over Celtic last night.

Taking control

Gus Poyet was pleased with the way we took control of the game after going ahead in our 2-0 win over Celtic last night.

Darren Bent gave us a first half lead in the opening game of the Feyenoord Jubileum Tournament and we never looked troubled until David Bentley's first goal for the Club sealed victory.

Gus believes it was important that we kept the ball and exerted our style against a title-winning side like Celtic, and he is hoping we can build on the good work in Sunday's game with Borussia Dortmund.

The First Team coach said: "This was our first big test of pre-season, with all respect to the other teams we have played, because Celtic are a Champions League team, so we did well.

"Benty got an opportunity to score early on and after that we tried to control the game and we got the second goal, so we have to be pleased.

"The point of these games is to keep control of the ball, especially if you're winning, so it was a perfect game for us after going 1-0 up.

"Now we have to come here on Sunday and try to win a game. That is what we are focused on."

On David's debut goal, Gus added: "It was perfect for him. To score your first goal for your club with the supporters right in front of you is fantastic."

Sunday's game with Dortmund will now act as the decider for the trophy after the Germans defeated Feyenoord 2-1 on Friday.

Kuba and Sebastian Hille struck for Dortmund, with Georginio Wijnaldum hitting back for the hosts.