Maupay: My confidence is back

The striker believes he is returning to his best after a tricky couple of months.

By Charlie Hanson • 12 January 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay is Albion's top scorer this season with six goals.

Neal Maupay has confidence flowing through his veins after scoring two goals in his last three Premier League matches.

The Frenchman got the campaign off to a flying start when he netted four times in five league games, but then went on a run of 649 minutes without a goal before scoring against West Ham last month.

He fired in his sixth of the campaign in the 3-3 draw against Wolves in Albion's last Premier League game.

“I had a tough few weeks. I missed some chances and my confidence went down a bit, but I have scored two goals in the last three games.

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay swivels and scores at the London Stadium.

“I feel physically that I'm getting better every day and my confidence is back to what it was at the start of the season, but I need to do more.

“I need to be even more clinical because we can't score three goals every game. Sometimes one goal should be enough, but you have to take those chances when you get them, especially against top teams.

“That's what I'm working on, and I hope by the end of the season I will have scored a few more goals.”

Albion face arguably their most difficult fixture of the Premier League campaign tomorrow as they make the trip to Manchester City, who have won their last six and are unbeaten in 13.

By Bennett Dean
Neal Maupay fired in a second half penalty in the comeback against Wolves.

Maupay, who netted ten league goals last season, believes they have nothing to lose at the Etihad. “The top of the table is tighter this season and we've had some good results against top teams including 1-1 against Liverpool.

“In these games you've got nothing to lose, so you give everything, work hard and hope for a result. We'll play our game and see if we can get something.”