Denver Hume reacts to his brilliant first Sunderland goal and eye-catching form

Denver Hume says his first senior goal was the reward for Sunderland’s training-ground focus on their attacking play.

Monday, 13th January 2020, 6:00 am
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 10:21 am

Hume put the Black Cats into a 2-0 lead with an outstanding finish at the back post, a first-time shot following superb build-up down the right wing.

The youngster had also played a big part in his side’s opening goal as they coasted to an impressive 4-0 win over Wycombe Wanderers.

“I have felt like it was coming,” Hume said.

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Denver Hume celebrates his first Sunderland goal

“I had some opportunities in the previous few games, I wish I'd scored before now but it felt really good to get it today.

“It was great team play. Obviously I was watching it from the other side, a great move and I thought I better get myself in the box, it's what I've been trying to do in training and I've been told I need to get in at the back stick when the ball comes in from the right.

“Jordan [Willis] has put a great ball across and I've been able to finish it off.”

Hume has emerged as one of Sunderland’s key attacking players in recent weeks, and is forming a particularly effective partnership with Lynden Gooch.

“I've improved since the start of the season and I think that comes through a run of games,” he said.

“Your confidence gets high and the gaffer has been great with me.

“The formation and style really suits me, I like to get forward and join in with the attacks.

“We've been working on that a lot on the training pitch and you can see that in the game.

“Lynden a great player to play with, I link up with well with him,” he added.

“We know what we're good at and we've got that bond.

“We've got that relationship on the pitch and play to each others strengths.

“As a team, we've had a run of good results recently.

“We want to build on that, improve on it and keep climbing the table.

“Everyone knows we want to get promoted so we have to keep improving, I think the spirit is really good at the minute around the squad. If we keep doing that we'll keep winning games.”