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🗨️ "The most complete performance so far"

Royals boss Veljko Paunovic reflects on a fantastic win at Ewood Park

27 October 2020

A lot has been made of the Royals' defensive record so far this season. But Reading are now the second highest goalscorers in the division after tonight's 4-2 win over fellow high-scorers Blackburn Rovers. And victory extended the Royals' lead at the top.

"I would say that was the most complete performance so far," Pauno began.

"We were on the front foot from the beginning. We didn't start so well in the last couple of games, so we addressed that today with three quick goals.

"We scored a very quick first goal, they equalised immediately. But we kept doing out things, we stick to our plan always - and that saw us score two more goals before half-time.

"At half time, we said that we'd won the first half but we had another win to make in the second half. And we did.

"I'm very content with the performance. The team is not only reacting to what we are asking them to improve, but they are capable of doing it in training and then transferring it to the game.

"This is a fabulous group with a fabulous spirit. We just have to keep doing what we're doing and keep getting better.

"To win a game like this, at this monument of football against a Blackburn team who are one of the more offensive teams in the division - with a group of guys who give absolutely everything in every single game.

"The spirit we have is priceless. I am full of gratitutde for everything they are doing so far...and I'm not going to stop demanding things of them.

"The way we won, we played until the end, against a very difficult is unique. We have to keep that uniqueness and build on top of it.

"Everything can still improve and that is the culture we're building here. Now we recover and prepare for Coventry."

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