Robinson pre-Swansea City | Privilege & Responsibility
Callum Robinson spoke about the privilege of pressure ahead of Sunday’s South Wales Derby at the Swansea.com Stadium.
The Bluebirds striker has plenty of derby-day experience, particularly from his time with Preston North End, Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion – and as he told Cardiff City TV ahead of the short trip west, he’s hoping he can bring an understanding of these fixtures to the table in a City shirt.
“I’m looking forward to it; these are the games that I always want to be involved with,” Callum admitted. “The big games, the pressured games and the ones that mean the most to the fans. Hopefully, we can go there and get that result that we all want.
“Derby games are massive: firstly, it’s bragging rights and obviously now with social media there’s a lot of back and forth with the fans. I know how much it means and speaking to Skip’ [Joe Ralls] the other day [all the new lads] know that recent results haven’t gone our way.
“Obviously there have been a lot of new signings this summer but over the past few weeks and being around the City, [we’ve] realised just how big this game is.”
And echoing the words of his manager, team-mates, and City supporters this week, Callum went on to reveal just what it means to this new look group of players heading to West Wales on Sunday.
“We’ve got a responsibility, and these are the games you have to perform in,” he continued. “I’ve been involved in a lot of derbies in my career so far and hopefully I can bring that experience to help the boys this weekend.
“As a professional footballer, these are the games that mean the most to you and the fans and that’s why we need to be ready to take the three points we all want on Sunday.”