Trossard: We kept going

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Leandro Trossard was pleased to shrug off the disappointment of a VAR decision ruling out his first-half strike, to then score on his debut in the 1-1 draw against West Ham United.

By James Hilsum • 17 August 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard celebrates scoring on his Albion debut.

The Belgian levelled the scores with a clinical right-footed strike in the 65th minute, and felt the side recovered well following the disallowed goal and then West Ham’s opener from Javier Hernandez.

He said, “I thought that we played a very good game today, it’s only a shame that we didn’t finish it off.

“We had a few chances, including myself at the end, but we can look back on a very good game and take the good moments out of it going into next week.

“It [the disallowed goal] was a nice strike, but it’s bad luck that they didn’t allow it. At that moment it was still 0-0 and we had to keep on going and react. We then responded well after going a goal down too.

“I then managed to get my first goal in the Premier League for Brighton which helped us level the scores. It’s a shame that we couldn’t score the winning goal, but we've shown that we want to play and create chances.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Celebrations after Trossard's disallowed goal.

Albion are back at home next week when Southampton visit the Amex, and Trossard highlighted the importance of continuing their momentum, before commenting on how well he's settled in Brighton off the pitch.

“The fans kept pushing us forward and I think they enjoyed the football we played. They will be very important next week when we have another home game, and we have to keep going.

“I’ve enjoyed my first few weeks here, and hopefully I can move into my house next week. Brighton is a lovely city and everyone at the club has really helped me.”

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