Garner: "I’m so proud of the players and the supporters"

Garner celebrates passionately

Ben Garner hailed the impact of the Charlton supporters following an incredible game at The Valley.

The Addicks twice fought back from two goals behind in a 4-4 thriller against title-challengers Ipswich Town.

Garner was shown red for his reaction to a variety of decisions in Ipswich’s second goal and was proud of how his team responded.

Speaking to CharltonTV he said: “I’m just so proud of the players, the supporters - I love you, you’re incredible, what an atmosphere. We thoroughly deserved a point.

“It was an incredible game. I think what it does show is that we can go toe-to-toe with anyone in this league. In my opinion they are the best side in this league and we’ve matched them for long spells and been better than them for long spells in the game.

“I’m so proud, it was tough watching it in here [on the television in his manager’s office]. I was jumping up and down and running down the corridor at different stages, I’m incredibly proud of the whole group. The players that came on that haven’t played much, to give the performances they did! The players coming on and having an impact, the character in the closing stages. You think the game is done, we were two down and we came back, we’re then two down again. I don’t know if anyone has ever come from two down twice in the same game. I think it just shows what a special club this can be, what the atmosphere can be like – they were all incredible. I’m just proud of the whole football club this afternoon. We need to use this as a bit of a springboard. You can see how much passion and energy we can have. The players kept moving the ball, kept attacking. I’m delighted, I’m so, so proud of them.”

Watch the full CharltonTV interview below.

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