Date: 19th February 2018 at 1:44pm
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Neal Maupay has been reflecting on his goal and assist for Brentford in the weekend’s clash with Sunderland.

Heading to the Stadium of Light for the Championship tie, Maupay set up Kamohelo Mokotjo for the opening goal in the 13th minute and he then added a strike of his own just ahead of the half hour mark to double our advantage and with that being where the scoring ended, he clearly more than played his part in a two nil victory.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media to discuss his efforts on the day post game, Maupay explained.

‘I am very happy for the team as it`s been two defeats in recent weeks. I was happy to score today and set up Kamohelo Mokotjo with the assist so it`s been a good day. We did really well in the first-half and maybe we could score more goals as Sunderland were still alive in the second-half. Sometimes it`s hard to play 90 minutes at 100 per cent but I think we did well today. It is a really good way to start up this week as we know it will be a hard week. Beginning with three points sets us up for the game against Birmingham City on Tuesday. We can build from this for the two other games this week.’

With the Frenchman having a double involvement in the goals, he went on to say that he was delighted to make it eight for the season in his tally as he backheeled in.

‘I need to see the video but it is a good goal. It is not the main thing for me as I am happy for the team to get the three points. It is good to be back on the scoresheet as I am the striker. Every game I want to score so I am really happy today. I am always trying to find a good position for me and my teammates. I am the striker and I want to score but sometimes I have to find a better position for my teammates. I did that today for Kamo and he scored but I also set up Ollie and Romaine. It is important that I am not too selfish because we are a team and if I can`t score or shoot, I have to find a position for my teammates.’

The 21 year old went on to admit that his debut season in English football had been tricky at points, but he felt he was now adapting nicely to our game and what head coach Dean Smith wants from him and he also welcomes the additional pressure placed on his shoulders following the departure of Lasse Vibe.

‘When Lasse Vibe was here we were in competition. We played hard in training and in games, whoever was playing. Now that Lasse is gone, nothing has changed for me. I know that Dean has confidence in me but I need to keep working hard in training. You can`t learn English football, the language, and the lifestyle in six months. Every day I am learning something new and I am happy with the way that the coaching staff, my teammates, and the club are helping me to settle. After this season I will feel really good here but I am really happy with how I am playing and learning.’

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