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KNOCKAERT'S TWO-GOAL DELIGHT

20 April 2016

Albion's winger was pleased to fire in two goals against QPR.


Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert was delighted to score a brace in last night’s 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, which included a superb free-kick on the stroke of half time.

The Frenchman admitted that the finish did not result from hours of practice on the training ground and says the free-kick was just in an ideal position for him.

He said, “Sometimes I practice, but not much to be honest. It was just in a good position for me to take it and I was just thinking about hitting the target. So when it went in, I was very happy.”

“They [QPR] are a good team, with good organisation, we just needed to get that first goal. We needed to score because it was not easy for us in the first half.

“It was an important moment to get the goal, just before half time.

“At this stage of the season, we need to have the belief and remain positive, that’s what we did.”

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Knockaert was also pleased for his teammate Jiri Skalak, who opened his account for the club with a cracking strike from outside the box.

He also took little notice of Burnley’s last-minute equaliser to earn a draw with Middlesbrough, insisting it makes no difference to the team’s approach to the last three games of the season.

“It was an unbelievable goal, it was his first goal for the club and I am sure he will remember that one for a long time.”

“I was so happy for him because he deserves it and he is a great lad.”

“As I said on Friday, we just need to be focused on ourselves and not on the other teams, so nothing changes for us we just need to keep on winning.”

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