Maupay: We never give up

Frenchman delighted to produce another late show for Albion.

By Bruce Talbot • 05 December 2021

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

Neal Maupay admitted he wasn’t at his best against Southampton but felt his late equaliser rewarded a battling Albion performance.

The Frenchman has scored late equalisers against Crystal Palace, West Ham and now Saints after making it 1-1 in the ninth minute of stoppage time.

He said, “My performance wasn’t top and we struggled in the game but we never give up, that’s one of our big strengths. Everyone fought to the end, even the lads who came on.

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay's goal came in the 90+8th minute.

“In the first half we couldn’t match their intensity, they were winning all the 50-50 battles. But if you don’t fight in this league you’re not going to win and we were better in the second half.

Maupay’s goal came four days after he scored in the 89th minute against West Ham after Southampton failed to clear Jakub Moder’s free kick.

“I was very happy with the finish. It’s good to score last minute but I should have scored earlier when the keeper saved.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Neal Maupay celebrates after his equalising goal at St Mary's.

Leandro Trossard joined a lengthening injury list when he was stretchered off while Shane Duffy will miss next Sunday’s home game against Tottenham when he serves a one-match ban.

“In two games we have lost five or six players, but we can’t feel sorry for ourselves,” said Maupay. “We’ll rest now and hopefully the injured players will come back quickly.”