David Artell believes that when his team’s mindset is truly on it, they will take some stopping.
The Crewe Alexandra boss was delighted with the way his players worked their socks off to record a well-deserved 2-0 win over Notts County on Tuesday night.
Crewe host Accrington Stanley this weekend aiming to record a third successive home win and Artell says if his players can repeat Tuesday’s performance then we will take some stopping regardless of opponent.
David told crewealex.net: “The mindset was perfect on Tuesday night; the players worked their socks off and won their personal battles all over the pitch. They really meant it. They really wanted to work, win their headers, win their tackles, run that little bit harder.
“When they do that and surpass the opposition then I would back us in most games because of the quality we have. They got their rewards on Tuesday and now we want to be doing that more often.
“They all wanted it. It is not easy. Take Callum Ainley. He was hurting badly in the last five minutes because he had given everything. He had to drag it out of himself at the end, but when you do there is no elation like it at the end of the game.
“He pushed the boundaries and kept going. They all did and there wasn’t the case of them coming off at the end and saying I could have given 5% more there.
He added: “When your mindset is like that, you become very hard to beat.”