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UPPSALA. Sören Rieks begins to find the form, according to Uwe Rösler.
This, among other things, after running an extra training recently – with aggressive focus.
"You should not become too defensive in your mind," says Rieks to the Football Channel.
Danish right-back Malmö FF, Sören Rieks, became a starting hero against Sirius on Saturday. In the first half of the second half, Rieks put 1-0 in the far corner – and after the match, MFF coach Uwe Rösler was very pleased.
– Sören started to find the form again and looks like Sören, which we recognized last year. He spent a lot of time in extra training when it comes to finishing the last three weeks. He is a good example for all our young players. He is such an experienced player, but he works hard when it comes to his own game and receives his reward for it, says Rösler.
Rieks himself agrees with his coach that the top form is approaching.
– I think like that too. I had some minor problems during the preseason, which made me really not start at 100 percent. But now he begins to sit down. Now I feel like I'm the week of the game, I have self-confidence and I like to play football, says the 32-year-old.
Why has Rieks been practicing much more in recent weeks? He explains this as follows:
– As a wingback, you also have a defensive role, you have to have good defensive control. We did a lot of work during the preseason because of the matches we had against Chelsea (in the Europa League). There was a lot of focus defensively before. So I felt it was time to train myself a bit on offense, so I did not completely forget it, he says and smiles.
Rieks would like to contribute goals and assistants, and for him personally, the online feeling about Sirius is important.
"Yes, so you do not become too defensive in your mind. After all, I'm still an offensive player and I like to advance in the plan to score goals and help.
If the match says Rieks:
"It was the three points we came to Uppsala. We are so satisfied with that. In addition to the first 20 minutes, we dominated the match in terms of scoring chances and we should have closed the match earlier.