Skip to main content Skip to site footer

🗯 Yaks: Glad to be back in the fold and on the scoresheet, but disappointed by a point

Forward assesses the shared spoils in Nottingham

14 March 2021

Yakou Méïté’s seventh goal of the campaign so far helped the Royals to earn a point at Nottingham Forest – but for the forward and the rest of his teammates, there was a sense of disappointment that Reading’s dominance didn’t yield more.

Coming off the bench with half an hour to go, after over a month out through injury, Méïté converted with power after being slipped in by Lucas João.

But chances to win the game went begging – so a bit of a bittersweet return to action for the Ivorian.

“Of course, we are disappointed… I think we deserved more from this game,” he explained. “We had a lot of chances in the first half, and in the second half as well. Unfortunately we didn’t score enough to win it.

“As usual for me, I like to run behind the defence. I did it a couple of times today, and this goal was from one of the runs that I did. It was a good ball from Lucas – and the shot was difficult for the goalkeeper to save.


“I am happy for the goal – to help my team. I have been wanting to help them since I have been injured, so it has been a difficult for me to watch my teammates playing without being able to help.

“Hopefully everything is behind me now. I was happy to be able to help by scoring this goal, because it was important not to lose today.

“We had a good reaction after conceding first, but it is not a positive result because we wanted to win and that was important. But still, we didn’t lose and we need to be ready and focused for the next games.”

Advertisement block