Jamar Loza says there's a lot more to come from him ahead of the visit of Torquay United on Saturday
Jamar Loza made an immediate impact, playing a role in all three goals against Oxford United on Monday night, scoring the third on his home debut.
The young striker from Norwich City, who only joined last Friday, is now determined to make just as much of an impression against Torquay United on Saturday.
He said: “I was really psyched up for the game and was hungry for the chance. Phil Brown gave me that chance. I wanted it so badly when I was out there.
“All I wanted to do was impress and show what I could do. Getting the goal capped off a great home debut but now I just want to keep performing well, starting with Torquay United on Saturday.
“It’s going to be a tough game because they are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the table, but we’ve just got to have a positive mindset and get the three points.”
That positivity was evident in Loza’s display on Monday night right from the outset as he almost scored inside a minute after closing down an Oxford defender and winning the ball back.
The 19-year-old says it’s part of his game that he pressures the defenders with high intensity and just wants to be involved as much as possible in each and every game.
He said: “I just try to get involved as much as I can, I love being in the thick of the action and I was pleased with my performance on Monday.
“I’m just looking forward to the next one now. The goal just topped it off because I know the team have been struggling a bit for goals recently. I just wanted to help out.
“I was so hungry to impress on Monday and I was a little bit frustrated not to score when I won the ball back right at the start, but the goal at the end and the win made up for that.”
If Torquay United think they’ve got him sussed having watched on Monday night, Loza has warned the Gulls he’s got a lot more to his game.
He added: “Of course I like to run in behind the defence and use my pace which is one of my big attributes.
“But I also like getting the ball into feet and holding up the play that way when I need to do it.
“I try to mix my game up as much as I can to keep opponents guessing about what I’m going to do next.”
An interview with Jamar is available on Blues Player.