Nottingham Forest winger Michail Antonio believes The Reds’ resilience came to the fore in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Ipswich Town.
Forest climbed up to second in the league, level on points with leaders Norwich, and preserved their unbeaten start to the 2014-15 Sky Bet Championship season courtesy of Antonio’s injury-time equaliser.
And the 23-year-old says he wasn’t surprised he and his teammates managed to snatch a draw from the jaws of defeat, although he accepts improvements have to be made after the international break.
Speaking after the game, he said: “That’s what we have here – grit and determination. We’ll keep going to the last whistle, like we showed today and in the Bournemouth game.
“With the squad we have we always feel we can push on and get a result.
“Even though we’re unbeaten we still feel we can do better. Hopefully we can prove that in the next stage of the season.”
Forest are next in action at Cardiff on 18 October, and Antonio believes the break will be a welcome one for all of a red persuasion.
He said: “I’d say the break is a good thing because now the boys can rest and be fresh and ready to go in a fortnight.
“There are going to be challenging games after the break and we have to prove we can be up there challenging for the automatic promotion spots.”
Click here to watch Antonio’s full post-match interview with Radio Nottingham on Forest Player.
Stuart Pearce speaks to the media following yesterday's game