manchester city loanee thomas agypong enjoying himself at hibernian

15:28    27 Sep 2018

Hibernian winger Thomas Agyepong says he is enjoying his football at the Scottish Premier League (SPL) side.

The Ghana international scored his first goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Dundee in a league encounter last weekend.

The Manchester City loanee credited Hibernian head coach Neil Lennon with instilling a confidence and braveness in his wingers to express themselves.

“We are Hibs – we want to dominate the game, have the ball all the time. The best way to defend is to have the ball – if you have the ball they can’t score, and the more we have the ball the more we can break teams down, create opportunities and score goals," Agyepong said on the club's official website.

“That’s the manager’s philosophy and that’s how we want to play – that’s how football is played and everybody enjoys it.

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“That’s what the gaffer wants from us – to get the ball and attack. We are wingers – we are there to create, we are there to take risks. “He says as soon as you get the ball in the final third, take risks - get at them and once or twice we might get past and create chances," the 21-year-old player explained.

“I’m a young winger – I’m going to make mistakes. The manager gives us the confidence in training – if we lose it then it doesn’t matter, do it again the next time and hopefully it pays off.

"The youngster has settled in following a frustrating wait for a work permit in the summer, and has made an impact from the bench in the last three matches. “The guys are great, the manager is great, the people at the club are great," he added.

“At the end of the day I’m enjoying my football – I’ve been injured a lot but I’m back fit, playing, so I’m just enjoying myself. I’m only 21 and doing one of the best jobs in the world – you just want to enjoy playing and put a smile on your face when you do it. When you’re enjoying your football it brings out the best in you and that’s what I’m doing.”

Catch the 2018/19 Scottish Premiership Highlights show on Fox Sports 1 tonight (Thursday, September 27) at 19h30 CAT.

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