Ambrose: We wanted it more than Town

DARREN Ambrose put Charlton's victory over his old club Ipswich down to the fact that the Addicks wanted it more.

Derek Davis

DARREN Ambrose put Charlton's victory over his old club Ipswich down to the fact that the Addicks wanted it more.

After losing their previous two home games and committing the cardinal sin of losing to biggest rivals Crystal Palace in midweek, the manager Alan Pardew and his players were under intense pressure to bounce back.

They did with a 2-1 win over Ipswich in a game that ebbed and flowed but ultimately Ambrose believes the outcome was decided by sheer will-power.


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Ambrose said: We wanted it more than Ipswich, and that showed.

“The worse thing for a footballer is being labelled as not caring and not trying and that was the label after Palace.

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“So we came out and we showed we wanted it and we put on a performance and got the result.

“Everyone from the goalie to the front men were magnificent.

“We wanted it a bit more than them all over the pitch.”

Ambrose admitted he had felt for his manager, and was despondent, but determined to put it right after an exhausting week.

He said: “We all had sleepless nights during the week and we wanted to put it right with a good performance.

“We were under pressure but that's football. When you are not performing you are going to be under pressure.

“We reacted after a couple of poor results and that performance was for the manager as much as the fans.”

Ambrose praised the Charlton subs, especially Jose Semedo and Matt Holland.

He said: “Matt Holland was dropped on Friday but showed unbelievable character to come on as he did and in the second half he got us in it.”

Ambrose provided the cross for Palace's winner and also had a goal disallowed for offside.

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