Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert reflected on an ideal home debut, after his two assists in a man-of-the-match display earned a 2-1 win over Huddersfield Town yesterday.
The Frenchman delivered a perfectly-weighted pass to Bobby Zamora for Albion’s first goal, before supplying the cross for James Wilson to head home past Jed Steer in the second half.
He said, “It’s been a good start for me; I couldn’t have asked for better than that, so I’m very happy to be back in the Championship with a very good team.
“Huddersfield are a good team too and they played some good football, but every game is different and the most important thing is to take three points from every game.
“We scored two goals from the counter- attack, but if we score twice from a counter-attack and win in every game, then I’ll be happy.
“But it’s just one game and I need to keep going and work hard to do everything to help the team.”
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Knockaert says he feels vindicated in his decision to return to England and reiterated his desire to win promotion to the Premier League with Albion.
“We showed that can we play some really good football and the team spirit is great, so I’m very happy and I hope that we achieve what we want.
“I had a very good welcome into the team. Everyone has been very good to me. I was not scared to come back [to England] and I feel very comfortable in this team and confident that I can do my best on the pitch.
“I want to be promoted here. That’s what we want and we will do everything we can to be in the Premier League next year.”