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KNOCKAERT: WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE OUR MANAGER

6 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Anthony Knockaert and Chris Hughton on the training field.

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert was delighted to contribute towards a second successive away victory at Swansea City on Saturday, and praised manager Chris Hughton for his leadership and knowledge of the game.

The Seagulls made it four Premier League games unbeaten with a hard-fought 1-0 victory at the Liberty Stadium, and Knockaert showed his gratitude towards Hughton, who masterminded another clean-sheet victory on the road.

He said, “West Ham and Swansea away, it’s never easy to win at these places, but we’re lucky enough to have a great manager and he knows what to do to win football games.

“We put everything he says into the games. It’s working for us at the moment, and it’s really important for our confidence that we haven’t lost in four games.

“First and foremost, it’s obviously important to keep clean sheets, it gives you a better chance of winning the game and taking three points.

“The last two games away from home, we’ve had two great performances and showed a lot of character.”

Glenn Murray converted from the Frenchman’s pin-point cross in the first half to seal victory, as Knockaert claimed his first assist of the season, adding to his goal against Everton at the Amex.

“I feel really good and confident. I think I’m getting better and better. I’m buzzing to get the assist, that’s my goal and job, to do that for the team.

“We know what Glenn is all about, he’s a great goalscorer and he’s always there at the right moments.

“It’s important to have a striker like him, a target man that’s always in the box when you deliver crosses.

“It was an important goal at the right moment, so I’m delighted with the assist and it was a great three points for us.”


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