Sheffield United Goalkeeper Wes Foderingham Backs Manager Paul Heckingbottom
Sheffield United goalkeeper Wes Foderingham has expressed his support for manager Paul Heckingbottom amidst speculation about his future. Despite the team’s poor performance this season, winning only one of their 13 Premier League matches, Foderingham insists that the players are still behind Heckingbottom.
Foderingham acknowledged that it has been a disappointing season so far for Sheffield United. He believes that there have been moments where the team performed well but didn’t get the points they deserved. However, he also admitted that there were games where they let themselves down. With the team currently sitting at the bottom of the league, Foderingham understands that it’s difficult to be positive about their performances.
Despite their struggles, Foderingham emphasized the fighting spirit within the dressing room. He believes that the team has shown resilience in the past and can turn their season around with a few wins and more points. Foderingham is confident that the fans understand the challenges they are facing and will continue to support them as long as they give their best on the pitch.
Backing from Players and Fans
Foderingham expressed his belief that Heckingbottom has the backing of both the players and the fans. He acknowledged that it was always going to be a difficult season for Sheffield United and emphasized the importance of fighting and picking up points. Foderingham believes that as long as they show determination, the fans will stay with them throughout the season.
Reflecting on his own performance, Foderingham admitted to making a mistake during their recent defeat against Bournemouth. However, he believes that mistakes are part of being a goalkeeper and that it’s important to move on and focus on the rest of the game. Foderingham acknowledged the pressure that comes with playing in goal but stated that he is comfortable with it.
Support from Arteta
Foderingham also mentioned Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta’s comments about regretting not substituting his goalkeeper in certain situations. He shared his own experience of being substituted by Paolo di Canio when he was playing for Swindon. Foderingham admitted that it was difficult but emphasized the importance of persevering and getting back up after setbacks.
Sheffield United faces a crucial match against Burnley on Saturday, and Foderingham believes that getting a positive result will be crucial in their push for safety.