JACKSON'S DÉJÀ-VU: "AN UNBELIEVABLE FEELING"
Wednesday, 28. February 2018, 18:42 Uhr
Christopher Avevor knows what it's like to come from behind at half-time to win at the Millerntor. Indeed, because the last two times it has happened he has entered his name on the scoresheet on both occasions.
Bundesliga 2, 28 October 2012. The atmosphere at the Millerntor at 2pm that Sunday is subdued to say the least, as visitors Dynamo Dresden hold a comfortable 2-0 lead thanks to goals from Idir Ouali and Mickael Poté. "Boller [Fabian Boll] pulled one back just before the break, which was crucial," Avevor recalls. " Soon after the restart I headed the equaliser from a corner and then Daniel Ginczek got the winner a few minutes later!"
It was to take more than five years for the Boys in Brown to convert another half-time deficit at the Millerntor into a win. That was against Holstein Kiel last Sunday, and 'Jackson' was in the thick of things once again, finding the net just before the end to secure another 3-2 win. That late strike was just his second senior goal. "I wasn't aware of that but obviously I was delighted to score again after such a long time," said Avevor about his special déjà-vu experience. "Anyone else could have got the winning goal against Kiel and it wouldn't have made any difference to me. I'm happy no matter who scores."
For the 26-year-old defender the win over Kiel was worth its weight in gold as far as confidence is concerned. "It was so important for us to come from behind and win such a difficult game – an unbelievable feeling," said Avevor, for whom getting the basics right will be essential again next time out. "We're up against another tough side in Fortuna Düsseldorf. We won't get anything there if we aren't prepared to run and battle hard and give it all we've got. Fortuna have a formidable attacking force that we need to neutralise as a team. Up front we aim to make the most of our quality and take the chances on offer."