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Zak: Style of play a joy to be involved in

11 February 2021

Zak Jules has praised Russell Martin and his staff for implementing a style of play that brings the best out of everyone at Stadium MK.

Despite featuring just twice since his Deadline Day move to MK Dons, Jules has settled into his new surroundings effortlessly and looks at home with Martin’s possession-based football.

The 24-year-old heaped praise upon Martin and his teammates for making the football so enjoyable, noting it was a major factor in his January move.

“It was great to be part of and it was one of the main attractions for me coming to MK Dons, I was sold immediately watching the style of play,” Jules told iFollow MK Dons. "To come in and be involved in such a good group technically is pleasing.

“We’re a very hard-working group though, it’s not a case of pretty football and that’s it, everyone does their bit out of possession and I think that’s what makes us a very competitive team in this league and will help us kick on.

The way we play, we almost demoralise teams. We keep the ball so much that when teams do get the chance to keep possession – they’ve got no legs and within no time we’ve got the ball back and they don’t see the ball again for a while.

“I would hate to play against MK Dons and I’m glad I’m part of this team and that I’m part of a good group that dominate possession as much as we do.”

Jules netted his first goal in an MK Dons shirt on Tuesday night as he reacted quickly to head home after Cameron Jerome’s header rebounded off the crossbar. Jules also praised Russell Martin’s words at the break, which inspired the Dons impressive performance in the second half.

“After I missed that chance I was gutted to be fair, I thought I scored before I even hit the ball, to get the goal in the second half though I’m really pleased.

“I caught the chance on a bobble and it’s hit Cammy on the way through and the referee has said he’s offside.

“We came in at half-time and Russ said a few words and it was clear that coming in at 1-1 wasn’t the right result at the time. To go out and give the reaction we did was superb and it was a well-deserved three points.”


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