Ipswich Town players are ‘angry’ after heavy defeat, says Malarczyk

Piotr Malarczyk

Piotr Malarczyk - Credit: Archant

Leeds United beware – Ipswich Town players arrive at Elland Road tonight angry and with a point to prove.

Following a flying six-game unbeaten start to the season, the Blues have conceded eight goals in sobering back-to-back defeats against Brighton and Reading.

Last Friday’s 5-1 loss at the Madejski was a television nasty, but new signing Piotr Malarczyk insists the embarrassing nature of that defeat has only served to fire up Mick McCarthy’s men.

The stern-faced Polish defender, who could make his full debut this evening, said: “It was difficult game for us. I think the final score does not show everything on the pitch. All the boys are disappointed, our boys were angry. That’s normal.

“I think it was only an accident in the work place though. From the next game we can go back to the start and win again.”

The 24-year-old was recruited from hometown club Korona Kielce for just £8,500 at the back end of August and was immediately thrown into action as a half-time substitute in the 3-2 home defeat against Brighton prior to the international break. He was then an unused substitute at Reading

“It happened really, really quick for me,” he explained. “I arrived on the Friday and Saturday we had a game. I think it was good for me because I didn’t have too long to think too much.

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“The main difference between England and Poland is that games are really quick and that players are very strong.

“Every Sunday, every Saturday I watched the Premier League growing up. For me it’s the best league in the world because a lot of amazing players play in England, the games are amazing.

“After a few training sessions and a few games here, I know that there a lot of good players with amazing skills at Ipswich.”

He added: “I spoke a few times with Bart (Town’s Polish keeper Bartosz Bialkowski) before I signed. I heard that the coach is really good and a great person. For me that was really important.

“I also heard that last season Ipswich almost got to the Premier League, so I know that the city and the club want to get there. I hope that this season we will get there.

“This is a big opportunity for me.”

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