Schwartz: "Scoring goals is what I love, so hopefully I can keep hitting the net"

January signing Ronnie Schwartz opened his account for the Addicks in a thrilling 4-4 draw against Rochdale on Tuesday night.

The 31-year-old spoke to Valley Pass Live's Mark McAdam after the game, you can watch the video below.

The Dane said: “I’m really happy with my first goal. It’s really good when it happens fast, it’s come after two games so it’s good for me but we deserved more than a point. It was a difficult game, they scored some really good goals but in the end we can’t concede four goals at home.

“As a striker you want to see it go in everytime. When you see it hit the back of the net it’s the perfect feeling. Obviously I wanted to score in front of a packed Valley but a goal is a goal. I’m happy with the goal but disappointed with the result.”

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The second half saw Schwartz make his second appearance off the bench, this time playing 45 minutes in a sensational turnaround that could have seen Charlton claim all three points. The striker spoke about the importance of getting minutes under his belt as he seeks match fitness.

“It was perfect to get 45 minutes. I’ve not played much this season so it’s good to build it up. I got some game time last time and 45 minutes today. Hopefully I can progress from there but it’s a good start.” he said.

Charlton fans were keen to see what Schwartz would do alongside strike partner Chuks Aneke, who bagged a brace. The fans would not have been disappointed as the duo linked up on several occasions. Schwartz was full of praise for Charlton’s number 10.

“I was told to be close to Chuks (Aneke). He’s such a handful.” said the Dane. “He laid it off beautifully and I was so happy to see it go in. It was the perfect strike and the perfect build up. It was a good lay off and when I’m in that position there’s only one thing on my mind and that’s the goal.

“The potential partnerships I can have here are great. Players like Chuks, who are a handful and can hold the ball up and score goals. I can run off of him so it’s good. We can also have two strikers that want to go deep, we have good competition and combinations up front so it’s healthy.”

Despite the disappointment of only securing a point, Schwartz is optimistic about the rest of the season as he seeks to keep up his impressive goal scoring record throughout his career.

He said: “It would be amazing to keep the same goalscoring record here. I’m here to score goals and help the team. Today we had a better second half. Scoring goals is what I love so hopefully I can keep hitting the net.

“There’s a lot of games to come, that’s one thing about English football. We want to go higher. If you can put on a run with some victories we will be there at the end. It's going to be an interesting season and hopefully we can progress and get promotion.”

Article by Nick Emms

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