Aston Villa loanee excited to entertain Portsmouth fansÂ

Andre Green celebrated his return to action and insisted: I'm excited to show the Pompey fans what I can do.Â

Tuesday, 13th November 2018, 10:58 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 12:26 am
Andre Green celebrates his first Pompey goal. Picture: Robin Jones

The Aston Villa loanee marked his first game back from injury with a maiden Blues goal during last night's 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur under-21s in the Checkatrade Trophy.

The winger cancelled out Phoenix Patterson's first-half opener for Spurs by turning in a close-range effort from Christian Burgess' header on 50 minutes.

Having underwent an operation to remove a cyst from his knee in September, Green admitted it was a bonus to score on his comeback '“ as regaining fitness levels was his main aim.

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Andre Green celebrates his first Pompey goal. Picture: Robin Jones

And after featuring just twice for Pompey before having surgery, the England under-20 international is certain there's more to come from him. 

Green said: '˜They all count. I was just thinking about getting my fitness against Spurs so to score was a bonus.

'˜I found last night that I grew into the game.

'˜My game plan was to just get the ball out wide, get past my man and cross the ball into the box.

'˜It was about getting that confidence back that I have been lacking for the past few months.

'˜I think I did that in spells. There was a lot more I could have done but it's only my first game back.

'˜Coming to Portsmouth, I knew there was going to be a bit of pressure on me.

'˜That's football, you need a bit of pressure on you and deal with that pressure.

'˜I'm just excited to show the fans what I can do.'

Green was dogged by injuries last season and made just seven appearances for Villa. 

The Solihull-born talent admitted he needs to find consistency in order to display his full capabilities. 

And he insisted he knows how to mange his body better than previously.

 '˜A bit of consistency is what I need, I think, because it hasn't been that consistent with me,' added Green.

'˜It's been too often with me that I've been starting and stopping.

'˜I've been learning my body well. I know my body a lot more and how to manage that stress.

'˜Now I think I'm stronger and want to get them games in.'