Maupay: We can beat last season's points tally

Frenchman confident Albion can improve on previous campaign's efforts.

By Charlie Hanson • 17 April 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay has eight goals to his name so far this campaign.

Neal Maupay reckons Albion can achieve the double whammy of securing Premier League football next season at the Amex, as well as beating last season's points tally of 41.

With 31 games played, Albion have the same amount of points (33), as they did at the same stage last year, as well as an extra point cushion (7) between themselves and the bottom three.

Despite the points gap, the striker knows Albion have still got work to put in to get themselves over the line.

“We're in the fight, definitely. We can't think because we're seven points ahead [of Fulham] that we will stay in the Premier League. There are seven games to go, there's 21 points to play for and that’s a lot. We need to stay focussed, we need to keep working hard until the end of the season, it’s not over until the full-time whistle goes in the final games. We will do our best.

By James Boardman
Neal Maupay went close on a number of occasions to breaking the deadlock against Everton.

“It’s a strange season with everything going on in the world. Having had lockdowns and not having the fans. We haven’t been able to do what we typically would at the training ground. Taking everything into consideration, for us it’s been a tough season.

“We started pretty well, but then we had a tough run and every game in this division is difficult. You’ve got great teams and players facing you every week. Last season we finished 15th with 41 points which was the best total for us in the Premier League, but this season we can better that. we need to work and fight for it and I am sure luck will turn in our favour if we do those things.”

The Frenchman is on eight Premier League goals for the season – two short of his total for the 2019/20 season.

“My aim is to always score more goals than the season before. I feel like I can do more on the pitch and I know I can score more. That’s something I am working on, so hopefully between now and the end of the season I will help the team to stay in the Premier League and to beat my tally of ten goals for the season.”


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Extended PL Highlights: Albion 0 Everton 0