Millwall defender reckons pre-match analysis paid off against Sheffield Wednesday winger

BY RICHARD CAWLEY

Mahlon Romeo knew exactly the threats posed by Kadeem Harris – because he had studied the Sheffield Wednesday winger.

The Millwall right-back is emerging as one of the club’s biggest assets and relished his battle with the Owls wideman.
Asked if Romeo felt he came out on top, he replied: “We won the game, so yeah.

“I’ve said in the past that we always do our analysis and leave no stone unturned. I knew what I was coming up against.
“I knew what Kadeem was like as a player, I’ve been watching him for a while. My job was just to try to make it as difficult as possible.

“I knew he was going to start wide and get the ball regardless and he was going to have chances to take me on one-v-one, so I wanted to make it difficult.

“It’s all and well and good to do the analysis, but doing it on the pitch is a different thing. Analysis is a tool to try and help you, and it does, like today it did because we won.

“It’s not always going to be that easy, that I can watch a video of someone and play well against them. It’s not always that easy. It’s a tool that helps.”

Romeo also appreciated the support he got from his Lions team-mates.

He said: “For example, one time when I got beat and Kaz was able to put a decent cross in, he had time, Pearcey [Alex Pearce] was saying, ‘come on, get a bit tighter’. The next time I would have that in my head. “Obviously everyone’s buzzing [with the win]. One thing that’s important, which the gaffer has said, is when we win we don’t get too high and when we lose we don’t get too low. That will be something that will be important for us this season.

 


 

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