Moder: We need to share goalscoring burden

Midfielder would love to get off the mark against Brentford.

By Bruce Talbot • 26 December 2021

By James Boardman
Jakub Moder celebrates with Neal Maupay after the Frenchman's late equaliser at West Ham.

Midfielder Jakub Moder knows that Albion players have to start sharing the goalscoring burden if they are to climb up the Premier League table.

The Polish international has contributed two assists this season and came close to scoring his first of the season in the 1-1 draw against West Ham earlier this month only to be denied by international team-mate Lukasz Fabianski.

“We’ve all had our chances but we need to take them,” said Moder. “I had some good chances against West Ham and Leeds, for example. I still don’t know how I didn’t score against West Ham.  I spoke to Lukasz after the game and he admitted, “I don’t know how I saved that.” He said he saved it with his backside, which was really frustrating for me!”

By James Boardman
The Poland international has two Premier League assists so far this campaign.

Neal Maupay’s late goal rescued a point against the Hammers and Southampton to take his tally for the season to six, while Leandro Trossard has three to his name but Albion have only scored 14 goals going into the Boxing Day game against Brentford at the Amex, after a 1-0 loss to Wolves last time out.

“I was delighted for Neal, especially after he scored that goal against West Ham. He also provided me with a beautiful assist in that game,” added Moder. “But we all need to contribute goals, midfielders and even defenders.”

Trossard’s stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 win over Brentford in September and Albion would move above their opponents if they could complete their first double of the season.


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PL Highlights: Brentford 0 Albion 1

We’ve had quite a few draws, a few losses, so it’s important we get back on track with a win against Brentford,” said Moder.

“We know we should have picked up more points but if we can get three points, then it will get us back on track. No game in the Premier League is easy though and they have some very good players. We will need to be at our best, that’s for sure.”