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Teemu Pukki: We really stepped up and got a great result

3 November 2018

City striker Teemu Pukki said it felt good to be back scoring goals for his team as Norwich beat Sheffield Wednesday 4-0 to pick up another three points.

Pukki made his first league start since picking up a hamstring injury while playing for Finland in the October international break and slotted home two second-half goals to help City to victory.

Speaking to after the win, he said: “We feel really, really good after that game, especially after the second half because we really stepped up and got a great result. And personally, to get two goals after injury is always good and it’s a pleasure to come back.

“It felt really good and the guys made it easy for me to score the goals today. Both were in front of empty goals, so it was just a tap in so thanks to the guys.

“As a striker we try to score goals every game, that’s how we help the team, so I’m happy I got the goals straight after the injury, so I can keep going from here.”

The other goals came from Emi Buendia and Dennis Srbeny, and Pukki said he was pleased to see his teammates also hitting the back of the net.

“Emi scored in the last league game as well, so he is on a good run and Dennis deserved it as well,” Pukki said. “He has been working hard and he came in really well today, so he totally deserved it.

“The mood in the locker room has been really good for a long time so we just need to keep working like we are and the rest will come."

Around 1,300 fans made the trip to Hillsborough to cheer on the Canaries, and Pukki said the support helps them deliver on the pitch.

“It doesn’t matter where we go, they are always there so we are thankful to them as well today and I hope we are giving back to them at the moment so they can enjoy it,” he said.

City’s next game is at home to Millwall on Saturday, November 10, and Pukki said the team will be working hard on the training pitch this week to prepare.

“Since we started we have had midweek games all the time so I think the team needs this week to relax a little bit and train,” Pukki said. 

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