Giorgio Russo - "Faversham Victory is what we are Looking to Achieve Week in Week out"
Ramsgate defender Giorgio Russo has reacted to last weekend's 3-0 win against Faversham Town in the Isthmian League.
“Saturday’s performance is a perfect example of what we are looking to achieve week in week out at Ramsgate.”
“Of course the wind played it’s part throughout the match and that’s difficult to deal with. I think we coped extremely well in the first-half against it and then it became a little bit easier for us in the second-half and we took advantage of that.”
“The belief is that we’ll finish the season strong and use that momentum to kick on into next season’s campaign.”
Russo opened his account for Ramsgate on the weekend, scoring a magnificent goal, though the full-back has admitted he went for the cross.
“Yeah it was most definitely a cross but in these sort of situations with the strong wind working to our advantage in the second-half, these kind of things can happen.”
“The coaching staff actually instructed us to keep putting balls into the box knowing it would cause Faversham plenty of problems. Then something freakish happened and of course we’ll take it.”
Ramsgate have, on the whole, endured a tough campaign this season. However, things are beginning to look up for The Rams.
“Personally for me the team is completely different to what it was at the start and middle of the season. As far as I am concerned we have a great group of players with high aspirations under Matt [Longhurst].”
“Everybody can see the improvement to this side in recent weeks. Against the likes of Whitehawk and Whyteleafe, who are both promotion-chasing sides, we have performed to a good standard. It shows we can compete.”
“And now we take on Cray Valley next Saturday which will be another tough test for us. Equally, I don’t think Cray will particularly fancy playing us despite our position in the table.”
“The target this season is to of course ensure safety in the division and as a group we are confident we’ll achieve that. This is very much a long-term project.”