Timi Odusina enjoyed making his first start in claret and amber, as the Bantams opened their Papa Johns Trophy campaign with a 3-1 win over Sheffield Wednesday.
The 22-year-old praised his team-mates for helping him throughout the game, and commended the whole team’s effort as City beat higher opposition for the second time this season.
Odusina said: “It was very tiring, of course, but I loved every second of it.
“I was out there smiling the whole time and it is easier to enjoy it when you win and put in a good team performance.
“The lads out there were amazing and helped me through it at times. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
“The gaffer said to me as I was walking off, that teams higher than us are going to come at us and play proper football, rather than teams sitting ten men behind the ball.
“When teams come here and attack, like tonight, I think we all saw what can happen.”
Having only been an unused substitute for City so far this season, the defender admitted the impressive, resilient display helped him further learn about the passion and commitment from Mark Hughes on a matchday, compared to in training.
“He has a lot more passion,” added Odusina.
“I think you can tell that, once he gets going, he is in your corner straight away.
“It does make it easier for us, to be fair. He simplifies the game by giving us pointers, and tailors it to our individual game, so it is great.”
“We defended quite well. We feel like the refereeing has let us down with the penalty, but I feel we did fantastically with their attacks.
“We are a tough, resilient bunch and even though we had a little setback, we knew we were on top.
“For me, it is all about improving. We all have the same motive, we all want to get promoted.
“It is a great bunch of players. When we win and play well, there are no complaints. Everyone is happy, including the supporters.”
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