Korean says the side can build momentum after beating Derby despite not being at their best
After Bolton registered their first win of the new season against Derby on Tuesday evening, Chung-Yong Lee says there is much more to come from he and his fellow team-mates.
In what had been a relatively even contest, second half goals from Kevin Davies and Chris Eagles eventually broke Derby’s resistance late in the piece.
And Chung-Yong believes the side can take heart from beating the Rams despite not being at their best.
“We play not bad,” he said after the game. “We wanted to win the game a lot. I think maybe we got a little bit lucky, but we are getting better. We played much better than what we did at Burnley.
“Both sides were playing a lot of long ball. I think that we need to try and pass the ball on the floor more. If we can pass a lot we have the quality to easily win games like this. We have some very good players who can pass the ball on the floor very well.
“After the skipper score, we get confidence and made some good play. I think as each game we play, the better we are getting. The fans were very loud and it is nice to play in the Reebok Stadium.”
For Chung-Yong, his 90 minute outing in the Derby game was of a great personal significance.
It was the first time in 16 months that the flying winger had completed full back-to-back games after a prolonged period on the side-lines following a leg break.
“Personally, after my injury, I feel okay,” Chung-Yong continued. “Pre-season was very good for me to play games. Now we are only two games into the league season. We all know it is going to be a marathon and are looking forward to it.
“I’m enjoying my football and I am happy. All the squad believe in each other. We know we have the quality to get back to the Premier League.”
And with the third game of the week suddenly on the horizon – Nottingham Forest’s visit to the Reebok on Friday – Chung-Yong believes the side could potentially be well-placed to now generate some momentum.
He added: “Another game is here quickly on Friday. I want to play. If we are able to win this game the team will feel more positive and we can get better and better.
“If we win again, we will get better and better.”
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