Trossard: I’ve never experienced a game like that

Belgian midfielder reflects on dramatic defeat against Manchester United.

By Alex Stedman • 27 September 2020

By James Boardman
Leandro Trossard in action against Manchester United.

Leandro Trossard admitted he’d never experienced a game like the one that saw Albion lose 3-2 at home to Manchester United.

The Belgian hit the woodwork three times while the Seagulls set a new Premier League record when they were denied by the post and bar on five occasions. They also had a penalty given then disallowed after a VAR check. 

“I’ve never experienced a game like that to be honest,” he said.

“I think we were the better team and created a lot of good chances, so to lose in the last minute is really difficult to take. 

“I hit the woodwork three times but it was one of those days. Hopefully next week those chances will go in, but it is a tough one to take at the moment. 

“We can take plenty of positives though and we have a good chance on both Wednesday and Saturday to get that winning feeling back.


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Referring to the late drama which saw Neal Maupay penalised for handball in the sixth minute of stoppage time, Trossard admitted, “It’s always hard when you concede a penalty so late. But we played really well though and we have to move forward with that.” 

Once the dust has settled, the Belgian believes there are plenty of positives in Albion’s recent displays to suggest they can have a good campaign. 

“Our performances so far this season show our development as a team and a club,” he added. 

“We want to move forward, play attacking football and make it difficult for our opponents whoever we are up against.

"We’ll keep on going with that mentality we have and keep trying to win matches.”