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9 September 2016

Defender interviewed in Wycombe programme

Pompey made the most of an open game of football against Crawley last week.

But Christian Burgess knows that most sides will not allow them to play their natural passing game at Fratton Park.

Last week’s convincing Blues victory could convince next opponents Wycombe to instead attempt to shut up shop.

Burgess would not blame them for doing just that and knows that Pompey just have to focus on their own display.

“It can get frustrating when they just sit back, but that’s life,” says the defender in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s clash.

“It also happens in the top league and I remember Jose Mourinho accusing Sam Allardyce of playing football from a past century.

“You’re entitled to play however you want and we know that clubs will be delighted with a point when they visit Fratton Park. We’ll just do what we can to stop that from happening.

“We have to concentrate on our own football and if we put together passages of play similar to the one that led to our first goal last week, then I don’t think anyone would be able to stop that.”

To read the full interview – where Burgess also talks about the confidence in the squad and Pompey’s defensive options – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue four, Ben Close takes the 20 Questions challenge, while we test Calvin Davies’ general knowledge.

There’s an in-depth look at Wycombe, plus exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Paul Cook and Michael Doyle.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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