The BIG Interview - Paul Peschisolido

Last updated : 04 November 2004 By The Rambler

DerbyMAD: You have been looking for a chance to show what you can do. You must have been pleased with your performance against Brighton last night.

Paul Peschisolido: Very good. Obviously more important that we got 3 points. I think it’s been 6 years since we won 3 on the trot. And I was pleased to be a part of that.

DM: People are talking about the partnership between you and Rasiak. How do you think it went?

PP: I think it’s going pretty well. We created quite a few chances. Grezgorz scored 2 good goals and it looks like it’s flourishing.

DM: What’s your Polish like?

PP: Not very good but he was at Sienna for a spell and his Italian is excellent so as I speak Italian we can communicate that way.

DM: And presumably the footballing does the talking on the pitch?

PP: Absolutely and it just looks like it has clicked.

DM: The side has won 3 games in a row can you make it 4?

PP: I don’t see any reason why not. The confidence is very high and we can’t wait for the game to come on Saturday. If we perform the way that we have done of late then there shouldn’t be any problems.

DM: We know all about Watford as the reverse fixture was only a few weeks ago. And on that occasion they were 2 goals up before the Rams go going.

PP: They are a good side and they work hard. In this division on any given day any team can beat any other. We have to really concentrate and not start off the way we did in that game. We know what to expect from them. We have to go out and play our own game and hopefully we will be victorious

DM: It must be nice to look at what is going on above you rather than worry about what is happing below you in the table?

PP: Yes. I don’t think that anyone has had any thoughts of looking below this season. We’ve had a bit of the rub of the green and scoring goals at the right time this season. We’re looking at the top 6 now.

DM: You had a spell at Sheffield United when they were doing well and looking playoff contenders. Can you see anything mirrored in the way Derby are now?

PP: Yes. I think we’ve shown resilience. We’ve got the fighting spirit that means we can go 2 goals down and still come up and win games or turn losses into draws and draws into wins. We did that at Sheffield and I se a lot of similarities.

DM: You’ve started scoring now. You must have been pleased to see that one go in last weekend?

PP: Absolutely. As a striker you always want to get off the mark. It was my first 45 minutes and to score made it even better. Hopefully I can keep playing the way that I have been of late. The important thing is winning games and I want to be a part of it