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HEMED DEDICATES WINNER TO ALBION FANS

25 January 2017

Albion's striker felt the fans deserved the three points for their support.


Brighton & Hove Albion striker Tomer Hemed dedicated his match-winning strike against Cardiff City to the club’s supporters, and thanked them for their much-needed support throughout the season.

The Seagulls eventually found a breakthrough in their 1-0 victory against the Bluebirds, thanks to Hemed’s eighth goal of the season, and the striker was happy to celebrate with the fans in front of the North Stand.

He said, “We need to say thank you to the fans, we need them every game, so this goal is for them.

“After my turn, I knew it would just be about shooting hard and strong towards the target. I’m happy that it went in and it was a great feeling to celebrate with the supporters.

“I knew that I needed to keep working hard and get another chance, my next one was the goal and I’m happy to score and help the team like always.

“After we scored, they had a few chances, but we defended well and that will always give us the chance to win.”

Hemed was delighted to follow up last Friday’s dramatic victory over Sheffield Wednesday with another three-point haul, and praised his team-mates for their professional display at the Amex.

“It was a tough game and we knew beforehand that it wasn’t going to be easy. After Friday’s game, we knew it was very important to win and get the three points.

“Usually we play with two strikers but this time Solly [March] played with me, and I think all the players had a very good game.

“It was very tough, but we were patient and knew the goal would come, so I’m happy that we did it and now we have to be ready for Saturday [v Lincoln]."

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