Walter Figueira celebrates after scoring the winner against Cork City in Turner’s Cross. He’s hungry for more goals and more big wins for the Blues.
SSE Airtricity Premier Division
Friday, September 13, Bohemian FC v Waterford FC
Kick-off: 7.45pm Live on RTE 2
After scoring the all-important winning goal against Cork City in last Monday’s SSE Airtricity Premier Division clash at Turner’s Cross, Waterford FC striker Walter Figueira is hoping that the Blues can secure another win when they travel to take on Bohemian FC on Friday night.
Alan Reynolds’ men got a major boost in their bid for survival in the top-flight after both Finn Harps and Cork City lost on Friday night last, which means that his side are in pole position to remain in the Premier League for next season.
The Blues have faced Keith Long’s side three times this season with two scoreless draws and a late loss in their most recent clash at the RSC, but this is a much changed Waterford team in the last few weeks and Figueira is hoping that his side can pick up another three points.
Speaking ahead of the game, he said, “It’s been very interesting since I’ve been here and I’ve got to see the quality of teams in the league, but last Monday’s win in Cork was a fantastic one for us and we can now look forward to the game against Bohs on Friday.
“I feel like our team has got a lot of potential, we just need to believe in it, and I believe we’ll start moving up the table. It was great to get two good results in recent games and that will help us in our next couple of games.
“I just want to make sure I could come here and make a difference and keep the club moving forward in the Premier Division and bring back that happiness that I was missing. My career has been a bit up and down.
“Even with all that experience, I think I can cope and play in anything. In terms of the league here, it’s intense. It’s a lot of in-your-face football but it’s good. I didn’t know what to expect to be honest, but I like to play without fear, and I’ll play anywhere. I don’t overthink it too much; just treat it as a football match.
“We’re definitely setting a standard now. We all had a chat and even myself, personally, I do not like losing. Our team is young so it’s important that we talk honestly to each other and we know we need to win games and give your all on the field.
“It’s our careers as well after all and there’s people watching us every week. With the players new mindset, we don’t fear anyone. I just want to try to get more goals and more results. It’s great getting goals but I want us to win more than anything and get us into the habit of having a winning mentality. I’m enjoying it, I’m getting games and hoping to score lots more and get us up the table.”